Lecture_5 - NR Econ Lecture 5 Topic today Green Cities Urban Growth and the Environment by Matt Kahn Measuring Urban Environmental Quality(Chapter

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NR Econ Lecture 5 Topic today: Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment , by Matt Kahn -- Measuring Urban Environmental Quality (Chapter 2) -- Spatial Growth: The Environmental Cost of Sprawl in the United States (Chapter 7)
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Chapter 2: Measuring Urban Environmental Quality Three perspectives Environment: ecological footprint Public Health: environmental health effects Economics: Ricardian land rents
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Environmental Perspective The Ecological Footprint What is it? A tool for measuring human natural resource consumption and waste output. What does it measure? It measures the biologically productive area required to produce resources (food, energy, and materials) and to absorb wastes At what scales can it be applied? Households, cities , regions, countries, or the entire planet
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Public Health Perspective Atlanta and the 1996 Olympic Games. “Natural experiment”: -- driving and ozone levels down 20% -- children’s asthma-related events down 40% Los Angeles and smog alerts. -- fewer asthma-related events on days with smog alerts -- smog alerts primarily benefit wealthier and
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Economics Perspective Ricardian rents to residential land Collect data from transactions in residential housing market Ricardian idea: Sales price = function of … …variables for house characteristics …variables for neighborhood characteristics …variables for environmental
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Ricardian idea (continued) “Compensating differential.” A premium in
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ECON 472 taught by Professor Moore during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Lecture_5 - NR Econ Lecture 5 Topic today Green Cities Urban Growth and the Environment by Matt Kahn Measuring Urban Environmental Quality(Chapter

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