Growing Cooler: The Evidence on Urban Development and Climate Change

Washington, DC (February 7, 2008)- In this session, a team of leading urban planning researchers conclude that urban development is both a key contributor to climate change and an essential factor in combating it. Meeting the growing demand for conveniently located homes in walkable neighborhoods could significantly reduce the growth in the number of miles Americans drive, shrinking the nation’s carbon footprint while giving people more housing choices.

“Growing Cooler” reviews a wide range of studies and offers smart growth policy options that reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Three of the study’s authors will discuss the findings of the report and offer ideas for moving forward with climate-friendly growth.
Reid Ewing, Associate and Research Professor, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland
David Goldberg, Communications Director, Smart Growth America
Steve Winkelman, Manager of Transportation, Center for Clean Air Policy
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
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7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities