The very hungry city: urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities

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As global demand for energy grows and prices rise, a city's energy consumption becomes increasingly tied to its economic viability, warns the author of The Very Hungry City . Austin Troy, a seasoned expert in urban environmental management, explains for general readers how a city with a high "urban energy metabolism"--that is, a city that needs large amounts of energy in order to function--will be at a competitive disadvantage in the future. He explores why cities have different energy metabolisms and discusses an array of innovative approaches to the problems of expensive energy consumption.

Troy looks at dozens of cities and suburbs in Europe and the United States--from Los Angeles to Copenhagen, Denver to the Swedish urban redevelopment project Hammarby Sj#65533;stad--to understand the diverse factors that affect their energy use: behavior, climate, water supply, building quality, transportation, and others. He then assesses some of the most imaginative solutions that cities have proposed, among them green building, energy-efficient neighborhoods, symbiotic infrastructure, congestion pricing, transit-oriented development, and water conservation. To conclude, the author addresses planning and policy approaches that can bring about change and transform the best ideas into real solutions.

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subject_facetARCHITECTURE -- Sustainability & Green Design
ARCHITECTURE -- Urban & Land Use Planning
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green Business
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Energy
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Urban & Regional
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Green Business
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Urban & Regional
Cities and towns -- Energy consumption
City planning -- Environmental aspects
Electronic books
Energy policy
Environment and Ecology
NATURE -- Environmental Conservation & Protection
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
SCIENCE -- Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Power Resources -- General
Urban economics
title_displayThe very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities
title_fullThe very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities / Austin Troy
The very hungry city [electronic resource] : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities / Austin Troy
title_shortThe very hungry city
title_suburban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities
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ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Green Business
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Infrastructure
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