Planning After Petroleum

Preparing Cities for Oil Depletion

Edited by Jago Dodson, Neil Sipe, Anitra Nelson

© 2017 – Routledge

288 pages

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About the Book

Thepast decade has been of the most volatile periods in global petroleum markets in living memory, and future oil supply security and price levels remain highly uncertain. This poses many questions for the professional activities of planners and urbanists because contemporary cities are highly dependent on petroleum as a transport fuel. How will oil dependent cities respond, and adapt to, the changing pattern of petroleum supplies? What key strategies should planners and policy makers implement in petroleum vulnerable cities to address the challenges of moving beyond oil? How might a shift away from petroleum, provide opportunities to improve or remake cities for the economic, social and environmental imperatives of twenty-first century sustainability?

Such questions are the focus of contributors to this book with perspectives ranging across the planning challenge: overarching petroleum futures, governance, transition and climate change questions, the role of various urban transport nodes and household responses, ways of measuring oil vulnerability and the effects on telecommunications, ports and other urban infrastructure. This comprehensive volume — with contributions from, and focusing on cities in Australia, UK, US, France, Germany, Netherlands and South Korea — provides key insights to enable cities to plan for the age beyond petroleum.

Table of Contents

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)

About the Editors

Jago Dodson is Professor of Urban Policy and Director of the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia). He has extensive experience addressing theoretical and applied problems in housing, transport, urban planning, infrastructure, energy and urban governance. He advises agencies on urban policy and is prominent in scholarly and public debates about Australian cities.

Neil Sipe is Professor of Planning in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia). His research interests include: transport and land use planning, natural resource management, and international comparisons of planning systems.

Anitra Nelson is an Associate Professor, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia). She edited Steering Sustainability in an Urbanizing World: Policy, Practice and Performance (2007, Ashgate), co-edited Sustainability Citizenship in Cities: Theory and Practice (2016, Earthscan/Routledge) and is writing Small is Necessary: The Efficiency of Shared Living (2017, Pluto Press).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning
ARCHITECTURE / Sustainability & Green Design