urban sprawl http://wrvo.org en Study finds limiting sprawl could reduce carbon emissions http://wrvo.org/post/study-finds-limiting-sprawl-could-reduce-carbon-emissions <p>Scaling back urban sprawl could reduce carbon emissions released by communities throughout the Northeast, according to research done in part by New York scientists and engineers.</p><p>The study is by Hubbard Brooks Research Foundation and focused on nine counties, including Tompkins County in New York.</p><p>It found that a reduction in sprawl limits emissions from the first step of development onward by preventing the release of the carbon in vegetation when land is first cleared.</p><p>&quot;So if you can work on redeveloping previously developed land, and think about land development smartly to try and minimize disturbance, that&rsquo;s greatly going to reduce the carbon footprint,&quot; says Syracuse University professor Charles Driscoll, who co-wrote the study.</p><p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 14:01:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 17960 at http://wrvo.org Study finds limiting sprawl could reduce carbon emissions