Planning after Petroleum charts the myriad of urban planning problems posed by petroleum depletion and identifies strategies and measures that can secure cities against rising oil prices. The book is founded in the growing scholarly and policy recognition that the world is facing an energy crunch, most sharply in the supply of petroleum. This crunch will accelerate oil prices with effects on national economies, and especially cities.
The book has four basic purposes. First the book seeks to fill gaps in the weak scholarly scientific literature on the challenge of petroleum depletion by collecting together leading authors on this topic into a focused dedicated volume. Second, the book adds to the urban planning and built environment literature via dedicated treatments of various aspects of planning, cities and petroleum depletion. Third, the book offers a raft of options and policies for practitioners who will be increasingly expected to resolve many of the urban challenges linked to higher oil prices. Fourth, the book seeks to report the authors' insights through robust and informative scholarship that is also accessible to a wide audience. The book has a deliberate international focus which actively includes comparative material to make it relevant across multiple planning and policy jurisdictions.
Preface Part I The bigger picture 1. Dark clouds on the urban horizon: Petroleum depletion as an urban threat (Jago Dodson) 2. Petroleum depletion scenarios for cities (Peter Newman and Wally Wight) 3. Urban energy consumption: putting petroleum in a wider perspective (Peter Rickwood) Part II Functioning without oil 4. Demand destruction and infrastructure investment in post-petroleum cities (Michelle Zeibots, Jeff Kenworthy and David Bell) 5. Planning post-petroleum public transport networks (Paul Mees and John Stone) 6. Cycling and cities beyond petroleum (Matthew Burke and Jennifer Bonham) 7. Walking after oil (John Whitelegg) 8. Children, oil vulnerability and independent mobility (Paul Tranter and Scott Sharpe) Part III Planning after petroleum 9. Urban strategies and planning policies after oil vulnerability (Jago Dodson and Neil Sipe) 10. Governing post-petroleum cities (Wendy Steele and Brendan Gleeson)