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Annual Greenhouse Gas Per Acre

At first glance, cities may appear to be a big source of the greenhouse gases (GHGs) that contribute to global climate change. Until you look at the map on the right...

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Annual Greenhouse Gas Per Household

Described by leading urban planners as a “world-changing view,” [1] this map shows GHG emissions from household auto use. Driving-related emissions for households living in location-efficient urban neighborhoods are half or less of what they are for households in the least-efficient, car-dependent neighborhoods.
1. Jeff Speck, Walkable City, page 51

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