Urban form, shrinking cities, and residential carbon emissions: evidence from Chinese city-regions

Liu, X., Wang, M. , Qiang, W., Wu, K. and Wang, X. (2020) Urban form, shrinking cities, and residential carbon emissions: evidence from Chinese city-regions. Applied Energy, 261, 114409. (doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.114409)

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This paper analyzes the relationship between urban form, shrinking cities, and residential carbon emissions, based on information collected for prefectural-level and above Chinese cities for the years of 2005, 2010, and 2015. After controlling for a number of urban form and socioeconomic variables (e.g., size, compactness, and polycentricity), this paper pays attention to residential carbon emissions in ‘shrinking cities’, which have experienced population loss and are a recent urban phenomenon in China. Everything else being equal, shrinking cities tend to be associated with less energy efficient than their growing counterparts, suggesting that these cities may not only be ‘battling’ with shrinking populations and economies but also need to consider the environmental issues.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The authors are thankful for financial support from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council [gr ant number ECS 27604016; CRF C7028-16G], National Natural Science Foundation of China [grant number 41671161], and the Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences [grant number KF2018-08].
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Liu, Dr Xingjian and Wang, Dr Mingshu
Creator Roles:
Wang, M.Conceptualization, Methodology, Investigation, Validation, Writing – original draft, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Liu, X., Wang, M., Qiang, W., Wu, K., and Wang, X.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Applied Energy
ISSN (Online):1872-9118
Published Online:07 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Applied Energy 261: 114409
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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