Our Built and Natural Environments: A Technical Review of the Interactions Among Land Use, Transportation, and Environmental Quality

This edition updates the original 2001 publication with the most current information available as of October 2012. It is written for everyone interested in how land use practices, transportation infrastructure, and building siting and design directly and indirectly affect environmental quality. This report provides information that can help state and local governments decide how to accommodate expected population growth within their borders in the most environmentally responsible manner. This report: discusses the status of and trends in land use, development, and transportation and their environmental implications; articulates the current understanding of the relationship between the built environment and the quality of air, water, land resources, habitat, and human health; and provides evidence that certain kinds of land use and transportation strategies can reduce the environmental and human health impacts of development.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 148p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01485059
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA 231K13001
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2013 9:15AM