Urban spatial structure, transport-related emissions and welfare
Carl Gaigne and
Romain Gaté ()
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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 size of the central business district (CBD) 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 CBD 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)
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Journal Article: Urban spatial structure, transport-related emissions and welfare (2018)
Working Paper: Urban spatial structure, transport-related emissions and welfare (2018)
Working Paper: Urban spatial structure, transport-related emissions and welfare (2016)
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