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Smart Growth Along the Proposed Phoenix Light Rail Expansion Lines Can Reduce Future Urban Energy Consumption and Environmental Impacts


Abstract This report is the consolidated work of an interdisciplinary course project in CEE494/598, CON598, and SOS598, Urban Infrastructure Anatomy and Sustainable Development. In Fall 2012, the course at Arizona State University used sustainability research frameworks and life-cycle assessment methods to evaluate the comprehensive benefits and costs when transit-oriented development is infilled along the proposed light rail transit line expansion. In each case, and in every variation of possible future scenarios, there were distinct life-cycle benefits from both developing in more dense urban structures and reducing automobile travel in the process.

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Created Date 2012-12
Contributor Chester, Mikhail (Professor) / Bosfield, Roberta (Student) / Celoza, Amelia (Student) / Christian, Keith (Student) / Flores, Gilbert (Student) / Francis, Nick (Student) / Fraser, Andrew (Student) / Furcini, Ryan (Student) / Garikapati, Madhav (Student) / Johnson, Sam (Student) / Kaehr, Andrew (Student) / Kimball, Mindy (Student) / Nahlik, Matthew (Student) / Prado, Valentina (Student) / Rostain, Drew (Student) / Xu, Minghao (Student) / Yu, Andy (Student)
Subject Transportation / Urban / Land Use
Series Course Project Report Series
Language English
Identifier Stock Number: SSEBE-CESEM-2012-CPR-013
Rights All Rights Reserved
Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) / Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


  ASU_SSEBE_CESEM_2012_CPR_013.pdf
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  asu_uia_final_presentation_spring2012.pdf
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