The National Academies have released a podcast, as part of the Sounds of Science series, that highlights TRB Special Report 298
: Driving and the Built Environment: Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy Use, and CO2 Emissions. This 2009 report examines the relationship between land development patterns and vehicle miles traveled in the United States to assess whether petroleum use, and by extension greenhouse gas emissions, could be reduced by changes in the design of development patterns. The Sounds of Science is a regular podcast series from the National Academies that is designed to help communicate the important work of the Academies to new audiences.
TRB is a division of the National Academies, which include the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council.
To subscribe to the National Academies podcast series visit the National Academies site on iTUNES
This Summary Last Modified On: 4/22/2011