If We Built Cities Differently, Would People Drive Less?

June 2011

If we built cities differently, would people drive less? Marlon Boarnet, Professor of Planning, Policy and Design, asks this question and addresses the social issue of land use and transportation through his research. With the recent passage of California Senate Bill 375, the Southern California region is required to reduce 8% of greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and light trucks through integrated transportation, land use, housing and environmental planning by 2020. Learn how the research in Social Ecology might help California reach this goal.

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