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Urban spatial structure, transport-related emissions and welfare

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In this paper, we study the effects of urban design on pollution and welfare. We build a theoretical model of residential choices with pollution externalities arising from commuting, where the size of the central business district (CBD) and the demand for housing are endogenous. We show that a polycentric city is desirable from welfare and ecological perspective, provided that travel speed and/or the number of roads directly connected with the CBD are sufficiently high. The spatial extension of cities remains the critical variable to curb transport-related urban pollution.
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halshs-01717983 , version 1 (27-02-2018)

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Laurent Denant-Boèmont, Carl Gaigné, Romain Gaté. Urban spatial structure, transport-related emissions and welfare. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2018, 89 (In progress (May 2018)), pp.29-45. ⟨10.1016/j.jeem.2018.01.006⟩. ⟨halshs-01717983⟩
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