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Cities and the Environment

Matthew Kahn () and Randall Walsh ()

Chapter Chapter 7 in Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, 2015, vol. 5, pp 405-465 from Elsevier

Abstract: This chapter surveys recent literature examining the relationship between environmental amenities and urban growth. In this survey, we focus on the role of both exogenous attributes such as climate and coastal access and endogenous attributes such as local air pollution and green space. A city's greenness is a function of its natural beauty and is an emergent property of the types of households and firms that locate within its borders and the types of local and national regulations enacted by voters.

Keywords: Urban economics; Cities; Environment; Carbon policy; Equilibrium sorting; Climate change; Green infrastructure; H4; Q5; O3; R1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-59517-1.00007-6

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