Walking the Walk: The Association Between Community Environmentalism and Green Travel Behavior. Matthew E. Kahn and Eric A. Morris, Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 75, No. 4, Autumn 2009
This American study asks if greenies ‘walk the walk’ and travel more sustainably than non-greens.
It also raises a fascinating political question: what might the political landscape of New Zealand (and USA, of course) look like today if the majority of new development in the past twenty years had been specifically oriented at creating more sustainable urban forms – to what extent has building sprawl-type and car-dependent development fostered anti-environmental and right-wing political views?