Sustainable built environment: assessment of eco efficiency in urban planning

Irmeli Wahlgren

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Abstract

Urban planning solutions and decisions have a large-scale significance for ecological sustainability, eco efficiency, the consumption of energy and other natural resources, the production of greenhouse gas and other emissions, and the costs caused by communities. Climate change brings new and growing challenges for urban planning. The most important factors in sustainable urban planning are at dwelling area level: location, structure, building density, house types, space heating systems, at community and regional level: area density, energy consumption and production systems, location of and distances between dwellings, working places and services, transportation systems, possibilities of walking and cycling, availability of public transport, and necessity for use of private cars. Planning alone cannot stop urban sprawl. Cooperation, interaction and dissemination of information are essential to contribute to sustainable urban forms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSB10 Finland
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings
EditorsPekka Huovila, A. Karvonen, Ville Raasakka
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherSuomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)978-951-758-506-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART - Dipoli, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 22 Sep 201024 Sep 2010
Conference number: 8

Conference

ConferenceSB10 Finland
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period22/09/1024/09/10

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urban planning
transportation system
public transport
walking
production system
greenhouse gas
natural resource
sustainability
heating
climate change
cost
energy
built environment
dwelling

Keywords

  • climate change
  • urban planning
  • greenhouse gas emissions
  • adaptation
  • mitigation
  • built environment

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Wahlgren, I. (2010). Sustainable built environment: assessment of eco efficiency in urban planning. In P. Huovila, A. Karvonen, & V. Raasakka (Eds.), SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings Helsinki: Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL.
Wahlgren, Irmeli. / Sustainable built environment : assessment of eco efficiency in urban planning. SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings. editor / Pekka Huovila ; A. Karvonen ; Ville Raasakka. Helsinki : Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL, 2010.
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Wahlgren, I 2010, Sustainable built environment: assessment of eco efficiency in urban planning. in P Huovila, A Karvonen & V Raasakka (eds), SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings. Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL, Helsinki, SB10 Finland, Espoo, Finland, 22/09/10.

Sustainable built environment : assessment of eco efficiency in urban planning. / Wahlgren, Irmeli.

SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings. ed. / Pekka Huovila; A. Karvonen; Ville Raasakka. Helsinki : Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL, 2010.

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Wahlgren I. Sustainable built environment: assessment of eco efficiency in urban planning. In Huovila P, Karvonen A, Raasakka V, editors, SB10 Finland: Sustainable Community - buildingSMART. Conference proceedings. Helsinki: Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto RIL. 2010