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Urban spatial structure, transport-related emissions and welfare

Denant-Boemont, Laurent, Carl Gaigne and Romain Gaté ()

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2018, vol. 89, issue C, 29-45

Abstract: In this paper, we study the effects of urban design on pollution and welfare. We build a theoretical model of residential choices with pollution externalities arising from commuting, where the location of jobs within the city and the demand for housing are endogenous. We show that a polycentric city is desirable from welfare and ecological perspective, provided that travel speed and/or the number of roads directly connected with the city center are sufficiently high. The spatial extension of cities remains the critical variable to curb transport-related urban pollution.

Keywords: Urban form; Housing; Travel speed; Carbon emissions; Welfare (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q53 R14 R21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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