WIT Press


Development And Planning Of Sustainable And Autarkic Urban Areas

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030741

Volume

67

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

759.91 kb

Author(s)

A. van Timmeren, L.C. Röling & J. Kristinsson

Abstract

Development and planning of sustainable and autarkic urban areas A. van ~imrneren'~~'~, L. C. ~ 6 1 i n ~ ~ ~ ~ & J. ~ r i s t i n s s o n ~ > ~ ~ ~ * Department Building- & Sustainable Technology and -Design (MTO) Delft Interdisciplinary Research Centre Ecological city' (DIOC/ DGO) 3 DOSIS Research; Sustainable Development of City and InfraStructure ~ e ~ a r t m e n t Architecture, Yrchitectonisch Ontwerpen' (A) Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, The Netherlands Abstract For autarluc concepts we can discern two future paths: the ones that comply with the principles of 'the scale economy' and concepts that follow 'the economies of scale'. The role of sustainable (passive and active) technologies in this case mostly is presumed to be of major importance. One can distinguish three models for the development and supposedly successful application of these technologies: the 'quasi-evolutionary model', the 'collective problem definition' and the 'network theory'. The accompany

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