Urban Consolidation, Household Greenhouse Emissions and the Role of Planning

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Title Urban Consolidation, Household Greenhouse Emissions and the Role of Planning
Author Gray, Rowan Anne; Gleeson, Brendan James; Burke, Matthew Ian
Journal Name Urban Policy and Research
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Urban consolidation has transformed Australian cities. This transformation seems likely to continue, with consolidation embedded in current metropolitan plans. One justification of consolidation is that it eases unsustainable levels of household greenhouse emissions. Here, we review this claim, and find warning signs that 'actually existing' consolidation does not achieve this outcome. While there is a clear need for further research, action on unsustainable household consumption cannot wait for a definitive study. We outline an immediate policy response, focusing on the role of land-use planning.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08111146.2010.490618
Volume 28
Issue Number 3
Page from 335
Page to 346
ISSN 1476-7244
Date Accessioned 2011-02-21
Date Available 2011-03-22T07:06:43Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Land Use and Environmental Planning; Urban Analysis and Development
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37534
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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