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What If All Cars Were Zero Emission?

Posted by Roobs on June 15, 2011

I recently completed my first year at UCLA’s Urban & Regional Planning program.  In one of my final lectures in a class discussing transportation, land use and urban form, my professor led me to consider one question: What if tomorrow all cars were zero emission.  More specifically, how would this affect the arguments in favor of dense, mixed-use developments? It’s an interesting scenario to consider and one that asks us as planners and environmentalists to review the ambitions of our two goals.

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