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Risoe energy report 10. Energy for smart cities in an urbanised world

Abstract

This Risoe Energy Report is the tenth in a series which began in 2002. Volume 10 takes as its point of reference the rapid urbanisation of the world. UN population statistics show that global population is expected to surpass 9 billion by 2050, and nearly 6.3 billion people will be living in urban areas. Urban regions will thus absorb most of the world's population increase in the next four decades while drawing in some of the rural population as well: by 2050 there will be 600 million fewer people in rural areas. The large cities and megacities created by this rapid urbanisation contribute to climate change, and in turn are affected by its consequences. For these and other reasons we need a new approach to what cities should do to become more liveable, economically successful, and environmentally responsible. Megacities of the future need to be smart cities: that is, energy-efficient, consumer-focused and technologydriven. This cannot be achieved simply by improving existing technologies. Instead we need a new smart approach based on smart solutions. With this background the report addresses energy related issues for smart cities, including energy infrastructure, onsite energy production, transport, economy, sustainability, housing, living and governance, including incentives  More>>
Authors:
Larsen, Hans; Soenderberg Petersen, L [1] 
  1. eds.
Publication Date:
Nov 15, 2011
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
RISO-R-1778(EN)
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 130 refs., 39 figs., 7 tabs.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; URBAN AREAS; ENERGY SUPPLIES; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; ON-SITE POWER GENERATION; ROAD TRANSPORT; REVIEWS
OSTI ID:
1033697
Research Organizations:
Technical Univ. of Denmark, Risoe National Lab. for Sustainable Energy, Roskilde (Denmark)
Country of Origin:
Denmark
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-87-550-3905-6; ISBN 978-87-550-3906-3 (internet); TRN: DK1201021
Availability:
Also available at http://www.risoe.dtu.dk/rispubl/reports/ris-r-1778.pdf; OSTI as DE01033697
Submitting Site:
DK
Size:
86 pages
Announcement Date:
Jan 27, 2012

Citation Formats

Larsen, Hans, and Soenderberg Petersen, L. Risoe energy report 10. Energy for smart cities in an urbanised world. Denmark: N. p., 2011. Web.
Larsen, Hans, & Soenderberg Petersen, L. Risoe energy report 10. Energy for smart cities in an urbanised world. Denmark.
Larsen, Hans, and Soenderberg Petersen, L. 2011. "Risoe energy report 10. Energy for smart cities in an urbanised world." Denmark.
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title = {Risoe energy report 10. Energy for smart cities in an urbanised world}
author = {Larsen, Hans, and Soenderberg Petersen, L}
abstractNote = {This Risoe Energy Report is the tenth in a series which began in 2002. Volume 10 takes as its point of reference the rapid urbanisation of the world. UN population statistics show that global population is expected to surpass 9 billion by 2050, and nearly 6.3 billion people will be living in urban areas. Urban regions will thus absorb most of the world's population increase in the next four decades while drawing in some of the rural population as well: by 2050 there will be 600 million fewer people in rural areas. The large cities and megacities created by this rapid urbanisation contribute to climate change, and in turn are affected by its consequences. For these and other reasons we need a new approach to what cities should do to become more liveable, economically successful, and environmentally responsible. Megacities of the future need to be smart cities: that is, energy-efficient, consumer-focused and technologydriven. This cannot be achieved simply by improving existing technologies. Instead we need a new smart approach based on smart solutions. With this background the report addresses energy related issues for smart cities, including energy infrastructure, onsite energy production, transport, economy, sustainability, housing, living and governance, including incentives and barriers influencing smart energy for smart cities. (LN)}
place = {Denmark}
year = {2011}
month = {Nov}
}