How does Urbanization Affect Carbon Emissions and Climate Change Mitigation?


Urbanization and the carbon cycle: Contributions from social science (49 page pdf, Peter J. Marcotullio, Sara Hughes, Andrea Sarzynski3, Stephanie Pincetl, Landy Sanchez Peña5, Patricia Romero-Lankao, Daniel Runfola andKaren C. Seto, Earth’s Future, Aug. 20, 2014)

 

Today we review research into the links between various forms of urbanization and carbon emissions, a particularly important issue given the need to reduce these emissions in a world that is rapidly becoming more urban. The paper examines the social relationships and such questions as the size of cities, the impact of higher incomes, aging, household size and the potential impact of urban planning– the aging process alone may reduce emissions by up to 20% and the trend toward an older society will be an important factor to consider along with the future shape of cities.

 

Although an important factor, there is a compl...

Although an important factor, there is a complex relationship between urban densities and car use. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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