Table Of Contents Preface Introduction: Sustainable Development, Energy And The City: The Essence Of A Civilisation Chapter 1: Cities In The Civilisation Of Sustainability 1. World Cities And Demographic Dynamics 2. Europe, An Urban Archipelago 3. The Challenge Of Sustainability 4. Innovation, Sine Qua Non Condition For Sustainability 5. Sustainability Indicators-Revelators For Cities Chapter 2: The Resourceful City And The Energy Criterion 1. The Ecological City 2. Eco-Efficiency, Eco-Design, Eco-Auditing 3. Energy And The Built Environment 4. The Battle Of Climate Change 5. Urban Soil, Water And Air 6. Sustainable Waste Management 7. Mobility And Accessibility Chapter 3: Energy Patterns, Models And Ethics 1. Energy Production And Consumption Patterns 2. Cleaner Energies And Technologies 3. Renewable Energy Sources 4. Nuclear Fission And Fusion 5. Energy Ethics: For A Science With Conscience 6. Challenges For New And Candidate EU Member States 7. Challenges For Developing Countries Chapter 4: Energy Policy, Security And The Market 1. Energy Policy And Security In The EU 2. EU Energy Market And Liberalisation 3. International Energy Flows 4. Traditional Technologies And Markets 5. Renewable Energy Systems And The Market Chapter 5: Towards Brighter Energy Futures 1. Prospects For Traditional Fuels And Technologies 2. Potential Of Renewable Forms Of Energy 2.1 Wind energy 2.2 Solar energy 2.3 Biomass and biofuels 2.4 Fuel cells 2.5 Hydrogen 2.6 Other renewable energy sources 3. Harnessing The Potential Of Nuclear Energy 4. Prospects For Fusion Energy 5. Outlooks And Scenarios For The Energy Future Chapter 6: The Socio-Economic Vitality Of Cities 1. Urban Economy And Competitiveness 2. Employment, The Achilles' Heel Of Cities? 3. Solidarity And Social Justice 4. Harmony, Health And Safety In Cities 5. Housing, Second Only To Employment 6. Periphery: At The Edge Of Cities Chapter 7: The Cultural Energy Of Cities 1. Culture And Heritage 2. Public Spaces And Landmarks 3. Symbolic And Structural Projects 4. Urban Renaissance Chapter 8: Towards Brighter Urban Futures 1. Governance And Citizenship 2. "City Is Built Politics" 3. Compact, Mixed And Diverse Cities 4. Green And Grey Parks 5. Sustainable Regeneration 6. Regional Policy And Strategic Planning 7. Institutional Architecture And Civic Alliances Postface: The EU Research Agenda On Sustainable Development Bibliographic Orientation Sustainable Development, Energy @ The City: Selected Web Sites Annex: Towards A Meaningful Set Of Urban Indicators Index
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