Publicação de livro | Sustainable Energy Transition for Cities


Foi publicado o livro Sustainable Energy Transition for Cities, editado pela Elsevier, com co-autoria da investigadora do CICS.NOVA Francesca Poggi.


If climate change is one of this century's most significant concerns and a cross-cutting challenge of the 2030 agenda, energy transition is perhaps the most effective process to mitigate its impacts toward a low-carbon and sustainable society. Nevertheless, fostering such a transition involves profound structural changes in cities, opening new debates around the theoretical and practical implications, especially about the appropriateness of current policy and planning approaches.
Today, the central role of energy in all societies, particularly in supporting advanced economies and social activities, has become a major concern of sustainable urban development. This is for two reasons; first, population growth, economic development, and improved quality of life have caused a constant increase in energy consumption over time; second, fossil fuel-based energy production has resulted in very high costs and acute side effects associated with climate change and the continuous degradation of the environment.
Hence, the urgency of greater efficiency in energy use, especially in urban areas where most people live and work. With such considerations in mind, it is necessary to modify the development models of different societies, reflecting on the knowledge of consumer behaviour and changing the way to plan cities according to more sustainable and innovative energy management. This need for social understanding and urban change is at the heart of sustainable energy transition for cities. The book links theory to practice, offering knowledge and technical contents condensed from literature and experience to disclose the complex relationships between future cities and energy transition to politicians, technicians, researchers, university students and other readers interested in making sustainable future cities.