The rise of the low carbon consumer city
The rise of the low carbon consumer city / Matthew J. Holian & Matthew E. Kahn. NBER, January 2013 (Working Paper No. 18735)
Urban density both facilitates consumption opportunities and encourages individuals to drive less and walk and use public transit more. Using several data sets, we document that high quality of life consumer center cities are low carbon cities. We discuss possible causal channels for this association.