Urban Spatial Structure and GHG Emissions

The evidence on land use and travel shows that employment access has a larger association with travel than population density. In a policy world that is focused on links between residential density and travel, the more important path is possibly (likely) from employment density to travel. SB 375 is at heart an attempt to change urban form in ways that will meet specified GHG reduction targets. This requires clear evidence that links from urban spatial structure to travel behavior. In this research, we will analyze the links between employment sub-centering and the spatial distribution of jobs in Los Angeles and travel behavior outcomes.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    California Department of Transportation

    1120 N Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    CA, 95616    United States

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Boarnet, Marlon

  • Start Date: 20140901
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37003

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01554059
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC29
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 25 2015 1:01AM