Densely populated cities have smaller carbon footprints than sprawling suburbs

Carbon footprint

per household

Smaller

Larger

No

data

Bay area, California

Oakland

San

Francisco

Densely

populated

city centers

Palo Alto

10 mi

Chicago metro area

Lake Michigan

Densely

populated

city centers

Chicago

Gary

10 mi

Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area

Minneapolis

Saint Paul

10 mi

Carbon footprint

per household

Smaller

Larger

No

data

Bay area, California

Oakland

San

Francisco

Densely

populated

city centers

Palo Alto

10 mi

Minneapolis/Saint Paul

metro area

Chicago metro area

Lake Michigan

Densely

populated

city centers

Minneapolis

Chicago

Saint Paul

Gary

10 mi

10 mi

Bay area, California

Richmond

Oakland

San

Francisco

Densely

populated

city centers

Carbon

footprint per

household

Smaller

Larger

Palo Alto

10 mi

No data

Chicago metro area

Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area

Lake Michigan

Densely

populated

city centers

Minneapolis

Chicago

Saint Paul

Gary

10 mi

10 mi

Bay area, California

Richmond

Oakland

San

Francisco

Densely

populated

city centers

Carbon footprint

per household

Palo Alto

Smaller

Larger

No

data

10 mi

Chicago metro area

Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area

Lake Michigan

Chicago

Minneapolis

Densely populated

city centers

Saint Paul

Gary

10 mi

10 mi

Bay area, California

Richmond

Oakland

Densely populated

city centers

San Francisco

Carbon footprint

per household

Palo Alto

Smaller

Larger

No

data

10 mi

Chicago metro area

Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area

Lake Michigan

Chicago

Minneapolis

Densely populated

city centers

Saint Paul

Gary

10 mi

10 mi