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  • Autor
    • Stoeglehner, Gernot
    • Niemetz, Nora
    • Kettl, Karl-Heinz
  • TitelSpatial dimensions of sustainable energy systems: new visions for integrated spatial and energy planning
  • Datei
  • DOI10.1186/2192-0567-1-2
  • Persistent Identifier
  • Erschienen inEnergy, Sustainability and Society
  • Band1
  • Erscheinungsjahr2011
  • Heft1
  • LicenceCC-BY
  • ISSN2192-0567
  • ZugriffsrechteCC-BY
  • Download Statistik685
  • Peer ReviewNein
  • AbstractThe turn to sustainable energy system is a major societal goal at the global level. In this paper, we argue that this radical shift in energy provision towards increased energy efficiency and the use of renewable resources can only be achieved if its spatial dimensions are taken into consideration. Spatial structures have considerable influence on different aspects of the energy demand, and with spatial planning, the resource availability and use are influenced. Further, we propose that different spatial types need different strategies for the implementation of sustainable energy systems and that integrated spatial and energy planning is needed to support this change. Visions for four types of spatial structures: the city, the suburban area, the small town as well as the rural areas define their roles in the "space-resource-planning continuum", which are the foundation to shape an integrated spatial and energy planning system.