LAND USE MODELLING: A STUDY OF HIGHER DENSITIES

The impact of increased density on fuel consumption and emissions has attracted the interests of many urban planners. The aim of the study reported here is to quantify the level of travel and greenhouse gas emissions fortransport and the emissions of other local air pollutants which include carbon monoxide (CO), nitrous oxide (NOx), and lead emissions (Pb) from motor vehicles for the South Eastern Growth Area, having regard to different development options. These relate to different densities of dwellings, distribution of jobs, take up of jobs by residents and changes in the transport system. The LAND model was used to assess the greenhouse emissions and other local air pollutants. The study indicated that increasing densities alone has only a slight reduction in travel and emissions and a limitedoverall impact. Self containment, in the form of people living and working in the same area, provided larger reductions in travel and emissions. Public transport improvements provided only a slight reduction in emissionlevels while substantially increased costs of using the private motor vehicle provided appreciable reductions in travel and emissions. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract no 861539.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00674982
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1995 12:00AM