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Energy, Cities and Sustainability

An historical approach, 1st Edition

By Harry Margalit


196 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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This book examines changing energy use across history, analysing the origin and significance of the industrial revolution to reveal how the modern city came into being. It is useful for researchers, academics and policymakers in the areas of planning, energy policy, environment and sustainability.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Energy and urban formation in the pre-modern city 2. The great transition: From solar sources to fossil fuels 3. The modern city emerges 4. 20th century transformers: Wars, suburbs, commodities 5. Critiques of progress and ideas of sustainability 6. Shifting production and consumption: Developing economies 7. Speculations on urban form, energy and sustainability

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy