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Key Research Themes on Urban Space, Scale, and Sustainable Urban Mobility

UCD-ITS-RP-16-07

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National Center for Sustainable Transportation

Suggested Citation:
van Wee, Bert and Susan L. Handy (2016) Key Research Themes on Urban Space, Scale, and Sustainable Urban Mobility. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 10 (1), 18 - 24

Land-use policies are frequently proposed as a means of reducing the negative impacts of transport on the environment, such as emissions of CO2 and pollutants, and noise nuisance. In this article we discuss whether land-use policies make sense as a strategy for reducing vehicle travel and lessening environmental impacts. We conclude that they do, but that the greatest benefits may come from the enhancement of accessibility. We argue that land-use policies should be evaluated across a much broader range of benefits than is generally done at present.