Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change

PUBLISHER / The Urban Land Institute, Washington, D.C.,

PRICE / $39.95

This book outlines ways to combine efficient land use and energy efficiency to mitigate climate change. It’s a comprehensive review of studies by leading urban-planning researchers. As described in the book, compact development is more than high-rises and uniformly high density. It incorporates higher-than-average blended densities achieved by incorporating a mix of residential- and commercial-land uses, vibrant population and employment centers, interconnected streets and human-scale design. Findings demonstrate that smart growth is a powerful tool for fighting climate change.