This article explores the relationship among zoning, transportation planning, and climate change. It discusses the relationship between land use densities and transportation choices, reviews the trend toward transit oriented development in higher density communities and transportation efficient development in lower density areas, presents several case studies where land use and transportation planning are beginning to intersect, and ends with a strategic approach for communities to consider.
John R. Nolon & Jessica A. Bacher, Climate Change, Zoning and Transportation Planning: Urbanization as a Response to Carbon Loading, 36 Real Est. L.J. 211 (2007), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/455/.