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Sustainable Cities and Energy Policies

Book

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

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of MoliseMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsPolitecnico of MilanMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Regional EconomicsFree UniversityAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sustainable Cities and Energy Policies
  • Authors Roberta Capello
    Peter Nijkamp
    Gerard Pepping
  • Series Title Advances in Spatial Science
  • 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
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-64805-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08434-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-03833-8
  • Series ISSN 1430-9602
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
    Geography, general
    Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
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