Theoretical Framework

  • Sergio ZubelzuEmail author
  • Roberto Álvarez Fernández
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


Traditionally, urban-planner has strong limitations when trying to mitigate the GHG emissions because urban planning tools were not thought from the point of view of sustainability. So many questions appear in this sense, but the answers were not yet available. There was not a clear concept over how urban planning could act as a response of several activities and their relationship with sustainability in the city, in energy supply and GHG emissions respectively and the vulnerability of cities to climate change.


Urban Planning Emission Factor Carbon Footprint Drinking Water Supply Wastewater Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agroforest EngineeringUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversidad Antonio de NebrijaMadridSpain

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