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The Rise of the Low Carbon Consumer City

Matthew J. Holian, Matthew E. Kahn

NBER Working Paper No. 18735
Issued in January 2013
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Urban density both facilitates consumption opportunities and encourages individuals to drive less and walk and use public transit more. Using several data sets, we document that high quality of life consumer center cities are low carbon cities. We discuss possible causal channels for this association.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w18735

Published: Ecological Economics Volume 116, August 2015, Pages 362–368 Cover image Analysis Household carbon emissions from driving and center city quality of life Matthew J. Holiana, 1, Matthew E. Kahnb, c,

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