WIT Press


ENERGY AND THE CITY

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ180051

Volume

222

Pages

11

Page Range

47 - 57

Published

2019

Author(s)

ALIYU B. DAHIRU, SIRAJDIN ADESHINA, MOHAMMED K. HALIDU

Abstract

By concept and analysis, cities are known to be the center stage for the consumption of energy. Their formations are directly related to the building arrangement and road networks, which are factors that are directly determined by the ministry of urban planning and development. This research work is designed to establish the relative magnitudes of energy consumption in buildings in comparison to transportation network, with a clear knowledge that points out the relationships between buildings and transportation in the context of climate change and social inclination in cities. The main objective of the paper is to examine the energy trends and implications of urbanization by making reference to building density and proffer strategic solutions.

Keywords

cities, buildings, transportation, urban planning, energy consumption, climate change, social inclination, density, city texture