The Resource The very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities, Austin Troy, (electronic book)

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

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
Author
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
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Troy, Austin
Dewey number
333.79/13091732
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9502.A2
LC item number
T76 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Cities and towns
  • Energy policy
  • Urban economics
  • City planning
Label
The very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities, Austin Troy, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10523685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 366 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The very hungry city : urban energy efficiency and the economic fate of cities, Austin Troy, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10523685
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvii, 366 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill., maps.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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