Effectiveness of Pima County Master Planned Communities in Reducing Sprawl: Reducing Automobile Use Through Sustainable Development
master planned communities
MentorAdkins, Dr. Arlie
InstructorKeith, Ladd; Iuliano, Joey
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe goal of this study is to assess automobile use in sustainably developed communities and note the ways in which these communities successfully reduce the need for personal automobiles. In response to research about the environmental and health effects of urban sprawl, developers have pushed for sustainably developed communities. These master plan communities follow particular guidelines and set goals to alleviate their effect on the environment and help reduce the negative effects of sprawling development. Because auto-dependency is a sign of sprawl, it is important that these communities develop in such a way that reduce citizens’ reliance on personal automobiles. This study will examine three separate master planned communities in the Tucson region and assess how each one addresses the issue of automobile usage, examining common factors between the different communities and what factors make these communities successful. This study found that several factors are important in reducing automobile use. These examples of successful development will potentially help future communities be successful in reducing automobile usage.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone
This Capstone looks into the aspects of planned communities that are successful in reducing the need for automobile usage among residents.