Urbanisation and Managing Energy: Opportunities and Challenges
Keywords:Urbanisation, compact housing
As the world gets increasingly urbanised, there will be a consequence for energy generation, consumption and distribution. As the world population increases, there will be an increased demand for services- healthcare, transport, housing, infrastructure, information technology among others. The growing economies like India would have even greater challenges. The choice of forms of urbanization should needs to be assessed. What kind of cities would be sustainable is a question that needs more exploration? Walkability, compact housing, sustainable transport, alternate forms of energy generation are all aspects which need to be looked into. The paper focuses on what forms of urbanisation should India look at and how energy choices should be built in the planning process.
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