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Sustainable Cities and Energy Policies

  • Roberta Capello
  • Peter Nijkamp
  • Gerard Pepping

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. The Sustainable City

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roberta Capello, Peter Nijkamp, Gerard Pepping
      Pages 3-22
    3. Roberta Capello, Peter Nijkamp, Gerard Pepping
      Pages 23-40
    4. Roberta Capello, Peter Nijkamp, Gerard Pepping
      Pages 41-66
  3. Urban Sustainability and Energy Technology Adoption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Roberta Capello, Peter Nijkamp, Gerard Pepping
      Pages 69-91
  4. Comparative Analysis of European Sustainable city Opportunities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Roberta Capello, Peter Nijkamp, Gerard Pepping
      Pages 169-196
    3. Roberta Capello, Peter Nijkamp, Gerard Pepping
      Pages 197-224
  5. Conclusions: Policy Recommendations and Guidelines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Roberta Capello, Peter Nijkamp, Gerard Pepping
      Pages 249-264
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-284

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

energy technology innovation renewable energy sustainability sustainable city sustainable development urban development

Authors and affiliations

  • Roberta Capello
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Nijkamp
    • 3
  • Gerard Pepping
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of MoliseMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsPolitecnico of MilanMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Regional EconomicsFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03833-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08434-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03833-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9602
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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