Transportation and Smart Growth

Transportation, Climate Change and Prosperity

Staving off the most severe impacts of global climate change will require deep reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all economic sectors. Transportation GHG emissions are a result of what CCAP refers to as a ‘three legged stool’ — vehicles, fuels and vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Vigorous progress on all three fronts is critical for climate protection, to increase resilience to rising oil prices and to sustain our economy and communities.

Steve Winkelman, Director Adaptation and Transportation Programs for CCAP, recently gave a presentation on Transportation System Resilience entitled, “Can We Get There from Here?” as part of Volpe’s new speaker series, Transportation System Resilience, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change.

In Growing Wealthier: Smart Growth, Climate Change and Prosperity, we present evidence showing that efficient urban development improves the bottom line for businesses, households and governments by increasing property values, cutting fuel and infrastructure costs, creating jobs, enhancing public health and strengthening communities (

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Access CCAP’s interactive Transportation Emissions Guidebook

Guidebook Part 1 | Part 2