Socio-Spatial Carbon Collaborative

This project will establish a third-generation, household-based, neighborhood-level carbon footprint database for the United States. It aims to clarify how carbon moves spatially through the economy, built environment, and everyday life; how these processes intersect with a range of social and spatial inequalities that also shape well-being; and how exposure to potential carbon-pricing would impact different communities.

Grant Result

Typically, we measure emissions that occur within a geographic boundary. But consumption-based accounting tells a different story: that affluent communities depend heavily on polluting activity that occurs elsewhere.

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Daniel Cohen

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Daniel Aldana Cohen is an assistant professor of sociology at the School of Social Policy & Practice and directs the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative (SC)2.