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City versus national energy use: implications for urban energy policy and strategies

Friedman, KS and Cooke, A City versus national energy use: implications for urban energy policy and strategies. In: 2011 International Conference on Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities, 2011-9-15 to 2011-9-16, Bologna pp. 464-472.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The global trend towards urbanization means that over half of the world's population now lives in cities. Cities use energy in different proportions to national energy use averages, typically corresponding to whether a country is industrialized or developing. Cities in industrialized countries tend to use less energy per capita than the national average while cities in developing countries use more. This paper looks at existing World Bank data in respect to urban energy consumption, the emissions inventory work done by New York City, and discusses how this data highlights the need for a focus on: energy policy for buildings in industrialized cities; masterplanning and new construction standards in developing cities; and how urban energy policy can become more effective in reducing urban greenhouse gas emissions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Divisions: Div D > Sustainable Development
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 13:45
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 01:04
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