gassy suburbs
January 26, 2014, 11:59 am
Filed under: density, Energy, Suburbs | Tags: , , ,

Suburbs make more pollution per capita; it makes sense, fewer people consuming (vastly) more resources: gas, streets, utilities, housing, etc. Here is some proof.

From carbon footprint research at UC Berkley:

A major finding of the research: suburbs account for more greenhouse gas emissions than other areas. In total, suburbs produce about 50% of household emissions, despite housing only 143 million people in total from a U.S. population of 313 million. Inner city residents tend to have lower carbon footprints, because they live in smaller homes and use more public transit. Some urban households produce 50% of the national average, while some suburban households emit double the national average.

A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.: This massive interactive tool shows why cities rule, and suburbs are big emissions belchers, Fast Company


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