Policies to reduce urban GHG emissions: Accounting for heterogeneity of demographics, values, and urban form

Date created: 
2016-01-25
Identifier: 
etd9444
Keywords: 
Urban emissions
Urban energy
Policy evaluation
Intangible values
Demographic preferences
Policy planning
Abstract: 

This research project evaluates actions and examines associated policies to reduce emissions in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The project takes a standard policy evaluation approach using cost-effectiveness, emissions reduced, political acceptability, and administrative feasibility. It then considers intangible values as well as demographic and urban form interactions. Taking these interactions into account illustrates how the evaluation may change given different demographic characteristics or urban density levels. The results show that while research into these additional factors is limited, there is potential for them to inform policy evaluations in the future.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
This thesis may be printed or downloaded for non-commercial research and scholarly purposes. Copyright remains with the author.
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Supervisor(s): 
Mark Jaccard
Department: 
Environment: School of Resource and Environmental Management
Thesis type: 
(Research Project) M.R.M.
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