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Energy trade-offs and market responses in transport and residential land-use patterns: promoting sustainable development - policy and pitfalls.

Cooper, James A, Ryley, Timothy John and Smyth, Austin (2001) Energy trade-offs and market responses in transport and residential land-use patterns: promoting sustainable development - policy and pitfalls. Urban Studies, 38 (9). pp. 1573-1588. ISSN 1360063X

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Abstract/Description

Sustainable development policy is examined for the Belfast Metropolitan Area using
a range of linked aggregate and disaggregate models. Energy trade-offs were modelled for both
‘stationary’ private dwellings and ‘mobile’ trafŽ c-related energy sources. The research suggests
that land-use policies, and in particular corridor-based densiŽ cation linked to improved public
transport, can achieve very signiŽ cant reductions in mobile energy consumption and modest
reductions in stationary energy use linked to residential lay-out design. This would apply to
urban areas such as Belfast which exhibit the classic dispersal of population following deindustrialisation.
To realise the potential energy savings, sustainable development policy needs to achieve
at least the acquiescence of the consumer. Consumers will only support energy-efŽ cient heating
systems, improved public transport, densiŽ cation policies and road charging, if there is some
perceived element of Ž nancial compensation or other increase in utility for the individual

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1360063X
Uncontrolled Keywords: land-use policy; Belfast; sustainable development; public transport; densification; energy trade-offs;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 333 Economics of land & energy
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Item ID: 1965
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2008 11:24
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 09:37
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1965

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