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Increasing urban density and increasing city size tend to reduce households’ average energy consumption. However, increasing population density also tends to reduce local air quality. This trade-off as well as urban policies to stimulate the transition towards low carbon cities are subject of study. This is done by collecting data in four very different European cities – Amsterdam, Istanbul, Gothenburg and Barcelona – and by developing a spatial-economic equilibrium model that can be used for policy simulations. BREATHE engages policy makers and companies from the four cities
BREATHE – Urban form, location choice and transport solutions for low-carbon cities
Contact Dr. Steven Poelhekke
Partners: Sabanci University, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, VU University Amsterdam, University of Gothenburg