The Renewable City
A comprehensive guide to an urban revolution
1. Auflage Dezember 2006
2006. 322 Seiten, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-470-01925-2 - John Wiley & Sons
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This is an original guide to an entirely unprecedented urban transition, squarely focused on action. It supports design, planning and management decisions and serves as a practical guide to practitioners, academics and political leaders in communities and cities worldwide, as a useful and well-structured reference text. It is built on the most successful of past and present urban sustainability trends, emerging infrastructure directions, renewable energy applications and major new approaches to urban infrastructure planning and the design of cities.
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Acknowledgements and Photo Credits.
About this book.
The fourth industrial revolution.
Cities as settings of hope.
The price of inaction.
Chapter 1 In the hothouse, beyond the peak: the logic of the urban energy revolution.
1.1 Energy and urban sustainability in the 21st century.
1.2 Fossil and nuclear energy systems and the industrial construction of reality.
1.3 Summary and outlook: for urban evolution there is no alternative to renewable energy.
Chapter 2 How to cope with Peak Oil by preparing for climate change.
2.1 Confronting the risks to cities.
2.2 Mitigating adaptation.
2.3 Urban risks.
2.4 Urban exposure and impacts.
2.5 Urban vulnerability.
Chapter 3 Renewable geography.
3.1 Other drivers of change.
3.2 The design of the Renewable City.
3.3 Renewable City form and formation.
3.4 Space, time and energy: storing and dispatching renewable power.
3.5 Renewable citizenship: support communities and programmes.
Chapter 4 Building the Renewable City: tools, trades, technology.
4.1 Form follows fuel.
4.2 Citywide efficiency.
4.3 The Renewable City toolbox.
4.4 Urban renewable power finance.
4.5 Municipal power.
Chapter 5 Renewable City buildings: guidance and learning.
5.1 Renewable city building tools: rating performance.
Chapter 6 Renewable City planning and action: guides for local government.
6.1 The Solar City programme.
6.2 The Renewable City(TM) rating framework.
References and Webography.