Compact Energy Consumption: Urban Way of Energy Saving

  • Hwang InchulEmail author


Global society has been witnessing the explosion of urban population. It is expected that global urbanization will be accelerated, especially in the emerging developing economies. Pike Research report noted that the global urban population increased 350% during 1960–2010 whereas the global population increased 233% during the same period (Woods et al. 2013). The next 40 years will see an unprecedented transformation in the global urban landscape. Between 2010 and 2050, the number of people living in cities will increase from 3.6 billion to 6.3 billion (Woods et al. 2013). Almost all of that growth will occur in developing countries. By 2025 there will be 37 megacities, each with a population greater than 10 million; 22 of those cities will be in Asia (Woods et al. 2013). The impacts of this new phase of urbanization on the global economy and on existing urban infrastructure and resources are already being felt. They are also spurring innovation in urban design, technologies, and services.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korea Energy AgencyYonginSouth Korea

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