(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Compact development without transit : life-cycle GHG emissions from four variations of residential density in Vancouver

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SENBEL M. (1) ; GIRATALLA W. (2) ; ZHANG K. (3) ; KISSINGER M. (4) ;
(1) School of Community and Regional Planning, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA
(2) City of Surrey Engineering, Surrey, CANADA
(3) District of North Vancouver Planning, Vancouver, CANADA
(4) Dept. of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, ISRAEL


This article examines compact development without transit through life-cycle GHG emissions from four variations of residential density in Vancouver. It founds a wide range of emissions profiles. A mixed-use new urbanist development produced fewer emissions than an adjacent development of large single-family homes, both of which were in a transit-poor area on the far edge of a suburban city. A high-density neighbourhood adjacent to a suburban city centre, and one adjacent to a central city centre, produced fewer emissions than the neighbourhood of large single-family homes. Findings suggest that, while compactness may be most effective when it is coupled with high frequency transit, decoupling the pair and building compactness before or without transit can still yield considerable household emissions reductions


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no5 [pp. 1226-1243]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig. , 5 tabl., 2 cartes



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