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Sustainable Cities and Energy Policies

Series: Advances in Spatial Science

By: R Capello, P Nijkamp and G Pepping

282 pages, 30 figs, 37 tabs

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #89977 | ISBN: 3540648054
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About this book

The aim of this book is to highlight the great potential of decentralized (i. e. local or urban) energy policies in achieving environmentally-benign developments for modern cities. Urban sustainability is placed in the context of the debate on global sustainable development. A wide array of policy initiatives is discussed and evaluated, ranging from market-based energy policies to technological innovation policies for the energy sector. A theoretical framework for technology adoption processes is developed and empirically tested. The main question addressed is: which are the critical success factors for successful urban energy policies? This question is also dealt with in a meta-analytic context by assessing and comparing the performance of energy policies in various European cities, with a particular view to renewable energy.


Contents

Preface * Part A: The Sustainable City * Part B: Urban Sustainability and Technology Adoption * Part C: Comparative Analysis of European Sustainable City Opportunities * Part D: Conclusions, Policy Recommendations and Guidelines * References * Subject Index.The complete table of contents can be found on the Internet: http://www.springer.de

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