Urbanization and the global energy problem

Sassin, W. (1982). Urbanization and the global energy problem. In: Human and Energy Factors in Urban Planning: A Systems Approach. Eds. Laconte, P., Gibson, J., & Rapoport, A., pp. 207-234 Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-009-7651-1 10.1007/978-94-009-7651-1_16.

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The long-term global energy problem is outlined in this paper. The world has appropriate substitutes for the limited resources of oil and natural gas. This process, however, requires a careful adaptation of the present energy infrastructure. The concept of consumption and supply densities is used to explore alternative strategies for such an adaptation. In particular, the possible role of renewable energy sources for rural and urban areas is discussed. The paper elaborates on the dependence of modern urban systems on an extension of centralized supply systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on “Factors Influencing Urban Design” Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, July 2–13, 1979
Research Programs: Energy Program (ENP)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2016 10:10
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:40
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12041

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