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Walkable Communities Reduce Carbon Footprint

A group of planning researchers have recently published the book, Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change, which indicates that an increase in walkable neighborhoods would significantly decrease the nation’s carbon footprint. While fuel-efficient cars, including hybrids, are helping to reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and resulting emissions, this is only a part of the solution. We must slow our growth in driving by creating local policies that encourage land use patterns where people can walk to meet their daily needs.
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