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Carbon impacts of land use and transport policies in London and South East Region (LASER) of UK

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Anil Namdeo


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Normal 0 false false false EN-GB ZH-CN X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 One of the key questions facing academics and practitioners today is how far, and by what means, can towns and cities be planned for the future to promote social inclusivity, economic efficiency and environmental sustainability. As part of the SOLUTIONS project (Sustainability of Land Use and Transport in Outer Neighbourhoods) funded in the UK by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) a range of land-use and transport strategies have been devised and tested using a strategic-level Land-use and Transport Interaction (LUTI) model of the London and South East Region (LASER) of UK. Four land-use development options were tested by the model using a base year of 1997 and horizon years of 2016 and 2031. The four land-use options were the trend (reflecting existing policies and committed investment plans), compaction (with new floorspace and dwellings focussed on the city centre or near public transport nodes), market-led dispersal and planned urban expansion. All options were also tested with and without the introduction of a distance-based system of road-user charging (RUC). Assessment of the four land-use options has been carried out using a framework of sustainability indicators divided into four categories; environment, social, economic and natural resources. Two key evaluation methods have been used for the assessment of the options using the outputs of the land use-transport model. These methods relate to the assessment of the transport network for environmental and economic indicators using a series of models, and the derivation of residential dwelling type, which is a key input to a range of non-network evaluations. The paper presents the results of the carbon emission assessment for trend (1997 to 2016 and 2031) four land use options with and without RUC and compares them with the base case.

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Author(s): Namdeo AK, Mitchell G, Hargreaves AH

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 10th Urban Environment Symposium

Year of Conference: 2010