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Study: Tennesseans Put a Lot of “Climate Change” Miles on the Road

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September 21, 2007

Nashville, TN – Sitting in traffic not only wastes time, it wastes the chance to reduce climate change, according to a new report from the Urban Land Institute. Stewart Schwartz with the Coalition on Smarter Growth says the demand for compact, accessible neighborhoods that require less driving has been well-documented.

"The market for walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods, urban neighborhoods, and for living near transit can be as much as 40 percent of the consumer marketplace for housing."

Schwartz says as the state's demographics change, so does the demand for close-knit communities. He believes that's an opportunity for the private sector to take advantage of the marketplace.

"We have more empty-nesters and retirees who are looking for walkable neighborhoods and less lawn to mow."

Schwartz says the key to making those neighborhoods happen is usually to "get government out of the way," so to speak, to allow the private sector to give people a greater variety of housing choices -- choices that also help reduce their carbon footprints. He explains many towns have restrictions on development that discourage compact neighborhoods.

To view the ULI report, visit smartergrowtharmerica.org.

Deborah Smith/Eric Mack, Public News Service - TN