Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Matthew Rouser; Tim Hewett , pp. 65. TKS/Fysisk planering, 2009.

The work

Författare / Author: Matthew Rouser, Tim Hewett
Titel / Title: Reducing Automobile Dependency in Växjö Sweden: The Application of Smart Growth Planning Principles
Abstrakt Abstract:

The City of Växjö has committed to reduce C02 emissions by working towards being a fossil fuel free city. The greatest challenge to this goal is increasing C02 emissions from the transportation sector, creating the need to reduce citizens’ use of private automobile. This thesis research attempts to address the question of how the design of a community development when integrated with transportation demand management strategies (TDMS) based on Smart Growth planning principles (later defined in theoretical perspectives section) can influence citizens to drive less and choose alternate forms of transportation such as public transit, cycling or walking, thereby reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and carbon dioxide (C02) emissions. The research results and recommendations for Växjö are an integration of TDMS that focus on prioritizing pedestrianism, cycling, and public transit over automobile usage through five Smart Growth land-use planning principles. By planning for a reduction in automobile dependence and addressing the root cause of the majority of transportation based C02 emissions, Jonsboda has the potential to become a model community in its efforts to promote the concept and implementation of sustainable transportation.

Populärvetenskaplig beskrivning / Popular science summary: Answering the question of how to reduce carbon emissions through land-use and transportation planning.
Ämnesord / Subject: Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Local Planning
Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Social Planning
Fysisk planering - Spatial Planning\Recreation
Nyckelord / Keywords: Planning, sustainability, recreation, transportation, housing, density, mixed-use, smart growth, Växjö, Sweden, land use, carbon, emissions, BRT, cars

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Magisterprogram Fysisk planering/Masters programme in European Spatial Planning
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/11/2009
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Magisterarbete/Master's Thesis (60 credits)


Handledare / Supervisor: Lars Emmelin
Examinator / Examiner: Lars Emmelin
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: TKS/Fysisk planering
S-371 41 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
I samarbete med / In co-operation with: Växjö Kommun
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