The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Office of Congressional and government Affairs
At A Glance
 
 
Briefing
: Driving and the Built Environment: The Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy Use, and CO2 Emissions -- Special Report 298
Dates:
Wed, Aug 19, 2009   2318 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m
Thu, Aug 20, 2009   254 Russell Senate Office Bldg. -- 11:00 a.m.
Thu, Aug 20, 2009   410 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.
Mon, Aug 31, 2009   304 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg. – 3:00 p.m.


THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Transportation Research Board
and
Board on Energy and Environmental Systems
Committee for the Study on the Relationships Among
Development Patterns, Vehicle Miles Traveled, and Energy Consumption

 
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Congressional Briefings 

 
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Driving and the Built Environment:
The Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy Use, and CO2 Emissions
Special Report 298


This new report, requested by Congress in P.L. 109-58, examines how land-development patterns (e.g., suburbanization versus high-density, urban environments) can impact vehicle use. The report also describes how high-density, compact development in the United States could affect petroleum dependence and CO2 emissions.

 These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 1, 2009 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.