Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Fall 2018

Department

Community and Regional Planning

First Major Professor

Monica Haddad

Degree(s)

Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP)

Major(s)

Community and Regional Planning

Abstract

Cities throughout the world are investing in public transportation to promote sustainability (Wright & Fulton, 2005). Current auto-centric transportation in cites is not sustainable and is leading to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, which fuel climate change (EPA, 2017). Within the United States, 27% of greenhouse gas emissions come from burning fossil fuels for transportation (EPA, 2017). Cities that have invested the most into well-connected public transportation systems have the lowest per capita contributions to climate change and are leading the way in mitigating its effects (Dodman, 2009). Planning professionals have looked towards public transportation as one way to support the goal of sustainability.

Copyright Owner

Daniel Dvorjak

File Format

application/pdf

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