This book is about the ways Americans may live in the years ahead and the forms their cities, suburbs, towns, and rural areas may take in the light of changing patterns of energy supply and societal affluence. It is written for the ultimate energy policy maker–the private citizen.
Introduction 1. Energy, Ideology, and Shortfall 2. Elements of the American Future 3. Alternative Energy Futures 4. The Variability of Urban Form 5. Energy: Shaper of Space 6. Emerging Spatial Patterns for Cities and Towns 7. Coproduction: A New Way of Thinking About Energy 8. The Emerging Solar Majority 9. Epilogue: The Impact of Energy Transformation