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Sustainable Cities and Energy Policies : Advances in Spatial Science - Professor Peter Nijkamp

Sustainable Cities and Energy Policies

Advances in Spatial Science

Hardcover Published: March 1999
ISBN: 9783540648055
Number Of Pages: 284

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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 & evaluated, ranging from market-based energy policies to technological innovation policies for the energy sector. A theoretical framework for technology adoption processes is developed & 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 & comparing the performance of energy policies in various European cities, with a particular view to renewable energy.

The Sustainable Cityp. 1
Concept of a Sustainable Cityp. 3
Institutional Regimes for Sustainable Urban Developmentp. 23
Methodological Framework for Urban Energy Policy Analysisp. 41
Urban Sustainability and Technology Adoptionp. 67
Key Issues in the Adoption of Renewable Energy Technologiesp. 69
Irreversibilities and Indivisibilities of Renewable Energy Adoption Processes in a Monopolistic Marketp. 93
Indivisibilities and Irreversibilities of Renewable Energy Adoption Processes: National Competition vs. Local Monopolistic Marketsp. 115
Indivisibilities and Irreversibilities in Urban Renewable Energy Strategies: a Comparative Empirical Analysisp. 147
Comparative Analysis of European Sustainable City Opportunitiesp. 167
Success Factors and Barriers of Urban Energy Policies: a Qualitative Analysisp. 169
A Comparative Empirical Analysis of Urban Energy Policies: a Meta-Analytic Approachp. 197
Success Factors and Barriers of Urban Energy Policies: Interdependencies among Different Critical Factorsp. 225
Conclusions: Policy Recommendations and Guidelinesp. 247
Policy Recommendations and Guidelines for Renewable Energy Technologies in Citiesp. 249
Referencesp. 265
Subject Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9783540648055
ISBN-10: 3540648054
Series: Advances in Spatial Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: March 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.32