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Energy – Urban Planning and Sustainable Development
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022 (Open) Submit Now
Dr. Ilpo Koskinen, Professor
Design Next, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Research Interests: Mobile multimedia; The relationship of design and cities; Design methodology
About This Topic
Urban planning has several tools for making cities more sustainable. They range from regulating building density to renewing building codes and inspection practices, and from creating incentives for using energy-saving materials to minimising traffic flows, creating green areas, restoring wetlands, and minimising dark surfaces of roads and parking lots. Thinking in urban planning has introduced new ways of saving energy, including green areas, community development to reduce commuting and passive buildings. The building industry is innovating more energy-efficient building techniques and logistical processes that minimize the carbon footprint of construction.
Energy technologies are creating a paradigm shift that poses challenges for cities. Energy production and delivery have been in the hands of large corporations for well over a century. However, momentum is shifting towards decentralised and flexible systems; driven by policy incentives and technological innovations. These new technologies cover photovoltaics and wind, with falling costs leading to rapid uptake. Energy storage methods such as pumped hydro and batteries are following this growth. Other technologies are emerging, such as geothermal, bioenergy, hydrogen or advanced nuclear. The shift has been dramatic in some countries, such as Sweden and parts of Australia, where carbon neutrality is approaching faster than believed possible five years ago. Other regional bodies such as the EU are encouraging a similar uptake of such technologies as a part of their larger environmental policies.
These energy technologies provide new tools for better and more sustainable urban environments. However, whether these benefits materialise depends on implementation and adaptation; and whether scientists, engineers, and urban designers can foresee potential rebound and boomerang effects of new energy technology, policy, and planning principles.
This special issue welcomes papers that help us understand the interplay of urban planning and new energy technologies, and generate more sustainable environments.
For example, papers could focus on:
Papers are due June 15, 2022.
There is no restriction on length, although authors should be succinct. Papers will be published open access with no charge.
Urban planning; Sustainability; Clean energy; Energy storage; Foresight
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