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Energizing Sustainable Cities: Assessing Urban Energy

In Energizing Sustainable Cities: Assessing Urban Energy, Arnulf Grubler, professor in the field of energy and technology at F&ES, co-edits a book inspired by a major international effort to conduct the first comprehensive assessment of energy-related urban sustainability under the auspices of the Global Energy Assessment. The assessment is unique in that it embeds energy issues into the broader sustainability agenda of cities, including housing for the poor and functional transport systems, as well as environmental quality and challenges imposed by climate change. The chapters are written by internationally renowned scholars, and major development and sustainability challenges of cities are assessed in detail. Energizing Sustainable Cities is published by Earthscan and will be available in November 2012 (http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/7031.htm).