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The very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities, Austin Troy

Label
The very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities
Title
The very hungry city
Title remainder
urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities
Statement of responsibility
Austin Troy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "As global demand for energy grows and prices rise, a city's energy consumption becomes increasingly tied to its economic viability, warns the author of The Very Hungry City. Austin Troy, a seasoned expert in urban environmental management, explains for general readers how a city with a high "urban energy metabolism"--That is, a city that needs large amounts of energy in order to function--will be at a competitive disadvantage in the future. He explores why cities have different energy metabolisms and discusses an array of innovative approaches to the problems of expensive energy consumption. Troy looks at dozens of cities and suburbs in Europe and the United States--from Los Angeles to Copenhagen, Denver to the Swedish urban redevelopment project Hammarby Sjöstad--to understand the diverse factors that affect their energy use: behavior, climate, water supply, building quality, transportation, and others. He then assesses some of the most imaginative solutions that cities have proposed, among them green building, energy-efficient neighborhoods, symbiotic infrastructure, congestion pricing, transit-oriented development, and water conservation. To conclude, the author addresses planning and policy approaches that can bring about change and transform the best ideas into real solutions"--Provided by publisher
  • "This book explores how cities around the world consume energy, assesses innovative ideas for reducing urban energy consumption, and discusses why energy efficiency will determine which cities thrive economically in the future"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Troy, Austin
Dewey number
333.79/13091732
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Energy policy
  • Urban economics
  • City planning
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • NATURE
  • Cities and towns
  • City planning
  • Energy policy
  • Urban economics
Label
The very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities, Austin Troy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The very mobile city
  • Global oil depletion
  • From dirt tracks to interstates
  • Tar sands
  • Transit wars
  • Coal
  • 2.
  • Taming the urban appetite
  • The building energy diet
  • Natural gas
  • Introduction.
  • Smart mobility
  • Biofuels
  • Reinventing neighborhoods
  • Nuclear
  • The very regional city
  • Renewable energy generation
  • The very efficient city
  • Why urban energy metabolism matters
  • 1.
  • Why cities are hungry
  • The 68city
  • The big picture on rising energy prices
  • The very thirsty city
  • Oil depletion in the United States
Control code
1741379
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780300198355
Lccn
2011027161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300198355
  • (OCoLC)711045499
Label
The very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities, Austin Troy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The very mobile city
  • Global oil depletion
  • From dirt tracks to interstates
  • Tar sands
  • Transit wars
  • Coal
  • 2.
  • Taming the urban appetite
  • The building energy diet
  • Natural gas
  • Introduction.
  • Smart mobility
  • Biofuels
  • Reinventing neighborhoods
  • Nuclear
  • The very regional city
  • Renewable energy generation
  • The very efficient city
  • Why urban energy metabolism matters
  • 1.
  • Why cities are hungry
  • The 68city
  • The big picture on rising energy prices
  • The very thirsty city
  • Oil depletion in the United States
Control code
1741379
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 366 pages
Isbn
9780300198355
Lccn
2011027161
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300198355
  • (OCoLC)711045499

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