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Smart Cities, Energy and Climate

Governing Cities for a Low-Carbon Future

Golubchikov, Oleg / Yenneti, Komali


1. Auflage Juni 2024
416 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-118-64066-1
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Collective insight of key thought leaders in the field, combining theoretical, methodological, and empirical knowledge

Smart Cities, Energy and Climate: Governing Cities for a Low-Carbon Future is a seminal work that draws together representative insights and case studies on this emerging topic, combining and synthesizing important theoretical, methodological, and empirical debates on low-carbon urbanism across a variety of disciplines--including environmental and urban studies, sociology, geography, engineering and politics.

The socio-political background of urban decarbonisation, developments in urban planning, building design, urban-scale technology and digital solutions are discussed and evaluated, based on case studies from cities situated in tropical and temperate regions across the globe.

Key topics covered in this book include:

* A conceptual framework to study low carbon cities and resilience through a unified lens

* New challenges for cities, like how urban societies can adapt to resource shortage and climate change

* Technical and planning practices associated with low-carbon policies, with a special focus on issues of planning and environmental management

* Case studies and regional perspectives from Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America

Cities, Energy and Climate Governing Cities for a Low-Carbon Future serves as a primary reference for undergraduates and graduates, as well as scholars and policy makers interested in the conceptual, technical, economic, and political challenges associated with the transition towards a more resilient and less carbon intensive urban future.

1. Introduction

Part I: Imagining smart urban energy systems

2. Competing narratives and interests in smart urban energy systems

3. Where are smart sustainable cities made? Tracing wired socio-technical relationships in, through, beneath, and beyond a city

4. Smart energy cities: A perspective from West Africa

5. Beyond urban smart grid experiments: replication and upscaling as contested concepts

6. The role of active buildings in smart energy imaginaries: Implications of living well in low carbon homes and neighbourhoods

7. Do mobility and sustainability rhyme in the autonomous city?

Part II: Urban design, planning and policies

8. Re-defining the smart-city concept from the urban climate perspectives

9. Berlin's pathway to climate neutrality: scenarios and measures for a European metropole

10. City, neighbourhood, citizen: putting the '20-minute' idea to work in Edinburgh

11. From smart urbanism to sustainable urban mobility plan: A critical evaluation of the case of Cagliari

12. Analysing India's smart cities mission from a sustainability perspective

13. Energy transitions and smart cities in Russia

14. Energy poverty in cities: A behaviourally informed perspective

Part III: Technologies and data for smart and low-carbon urban futures

15. Energy security of smart cities

16. Governing the transition towards smart grids through organized industry events

17. Emission reduction and renewables integration through distributed ledger technology

18. Just comfort: District Heating and Cooling as a sustainable energy solution

19. The role of energy-efficient buildings in the post-carbon future

20. Using bottom-up digital technologies in technical decision-making for designing a low-carbon built environment

21. Street lighting as a dimension of smart energy cities
Oleg Golubchikov, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Komali Yenneti, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom