Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment

Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment

by Matthew E. Kahn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815748144
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 918,380
File size: 864 KB

About the Author

Matthew E. Kahn is a professor of economics at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has published widely in the fields of environmental and urban economics, including research on sprawl, public transit, and the costs and benefits of environmental regulation. He also blogs on environmental and urban economics at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 Introduction 1

2 Measuring Urban Enviornmental Quality 8

3 The Urban Environmental Kuznets Curve 30

4 Income Growth and the Urban Environment: The Role of the Market 50

5 Income Growth and Greener Governance 67

6 Population Growth and the Urban Environment 93

7 Spatial Growth: The Environmental Cost of Sprawl in the United States 110

8 Achieving Urban and Global Sustainability 130

References 138

Index 150

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