The Influence of Lifestyle and Built Environment Factors on Transport CO2 Emissions: The Case Study of Autonomous University of Barcelona

Soria Lara, Julio Alberto and Miralles-Guasch, Carme and Marquet, Oriol (2017). The Influence of Lifestyle and Built Environment Factors on Transport CO2 Emissions: The Case Study of Autonomous University of Barcelona. "ACE : Architecture, City and Environment", v. 12 (n. 34); pp. 11-28. ISSN 1886-4805. https://doi.org/10.5821/ace.12.34.4756.

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Title: The Influence of Lifestyle and Built Environment Factors on Transport CO2 Emissions: The Case Study of Autonomous University of Barcelona
Author/s:
  • Soria Lara, Julio Alberto
  • Miralles-Guasch, Carme
  • Marquet, Oriol
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: ACE : Architecture, City and Environment
Date: June 2017
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Survey, Greenhouse Emissions, Sustainability, Climate Change
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transporte y Territorio
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Transport is a major user of carbon-based fuels and is seen as crucial intervention sector for meeting CO2 emission reduction targets. While the academic literature has traditionally focused more on correlating built environment factors (i.e. urban density, trip distance, etc.) and production of CO2 in the transport sector, only limited attention has been paid to the influence of lifestyle factors. This paper examines the effects of lifestyle and built environments factors on transport CO2 emissions generated by the daily commutes to and from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) in Greater Barcelona (Spain). The analysis revealed that lifestyle choices were as relevant as the built environment for understanding the emitting sources and CO2 volume. Accordingly, the study provides insights how the design of efficient transport policy packages can integrate lifestyle factors as a central focal point.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainCSO2016 - 74904 - RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedMovilidad cotidiana activa y saludable en entornos urbanos de proximidad. Enfoques multimetodológicos: Tracking Living Labs, encuestas de movilidad y estudios cualitativos.

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Item ID: 49947
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/49947/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:49947
DOI: 10.5821/ace.12.34.4756
Official URL: http://revistes.upc.edu/ojs/index.php/ACE/article/view/4756
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Apr 2018 12:36
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2018 12:36
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