alexa Urban Form, Energy and the Environment: A Review of Issues, Evidence and Policy
Geology & Earth Science

Geology & Earth Science

Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters

Author(s): William P Anderson, Pavlos S Kanaroglou, Eric J Miller

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The spatial configuration of cities and its relationship to the urban environment has recently been the subject of empirical, theoretical and policy research. Because of the disciplines involved, relevant articles are scattered over a large number of journals. The objective of this paper is to put the issues in perspective by reviewing the basic concepts and relationships involved, and to evaluate critically the current state of knowledge about urban form, energy utilisation and the environment. The scope of the paper is limited to urban transport energy use and the associated emissions. Suggestions for further progress in the field are offered, with emphasis placed on integrated urban models as useful and policy-sensitive analytical tools.

This article was published in Urban Studies and referenced in Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters

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