Images of the Future City

Time and Space For Sustainable Development

  • Mattias Höjer
  • Anders Gullberg
  • Ronny Pettersson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Points of Departure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 3-9
    3. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 11-24
    4. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 25-36
    5. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 37-42
  3. Building Blocks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 45-48
    3. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 49-59
    4. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 61-76
    5. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 77-99
    6. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 101-108
    7. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 109-145
    8. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 147-162
    9. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 163-184
    10. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 185-199
    11. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 201-213
    12. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 215-239
    13. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 241-251
    14. Mattias Höjer, Anders Gullberg, Ronny Pettersson
      Pages 253-259

About this book

Introduction

What could a future Western city look like if energy use per capita was reduced by sixty percent? This is the overarching question researchers have addressed in a major backcasting study carried out in Stockholm in recent years, and their answers are revealed in this book.

In Images of the Future City: Time and Space For Sustainable Development, fourteen researchers from numerous disciplines offer details on a variety of aspects of a future sustainable city, including travel, housing, eating, time use, consumption and urban form. The result is a complete illustration of what it could be like to live in a city based on sustainable energy use, with Stockholm 2050 as the geographical and temporal setting. This book is an ideal complement to studies showing the potentially devastating ecological effects of climate change, studies trying to calculate the costs of climate change, and studies trying to identify the most pressing needs in preparing for the new climate.

In Images of the Future City: Time and Space For Sustainable Development, fourteen researchers from numerous disciplines offer details on a variety of aspects of a future sustainable city, including travel, housing, eating, time use, consumption and urban form. The result is a complete illustration of what it could be like to live in a city based on sustainable energy use, with Stockholm 2050 as the geographical and temporal setting. This book is an ideal complement to studies showing the potentially devastating ecological effects of climate change, studies trying to calculate the costs of climate change, and studies trying to identify the most pressing needs in preparing for the new climate.

Keywords

City Energy Environment Future studies Sustainable development

Authors and affiliations

  • Mattias Höjer
    • 1
  • Anders Gullberg
    • 2
  • Ronny Pettersson
    • 3
  1. 1.Royal Institute of TechnlogyCentre for Sustainable Communications (CStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Committee for Stockholm ResearchCity of StockholmStockholmSweden
  3. 3., Economic HistoryStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0653-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0652-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0653-8
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