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dc.contributor.authorHorta Bernús, Ricard
dc.contributor.authorRosas Casals, Martí
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Elèctrica
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Màquines i Motors Tèrmics
dc.identifier.citationHorta-Bernús, R.; Rosas-Casals, M. Obsolescence in urban energy infrastructures: the influence of scaling laws on consumption forecasting. "Journal of urban technology", 23 Febrer 2015.
dc.description.abstractCities can be considered complex systems, constantly changing and adapting to new economic, social, and cultural dynamics. They exist in many forms and over a wide range of sizes. In spite of this, researchers have discovered regularities in the form of simple scaling laws that emerge when urban outputs of many types, such as income, patents or energy consumption, are correlated with population size. This article briefly presents some facts and figures on scaling correlations in urban contexts and how this evidence can determine and influence the obsolescence of energy infrastructures. It finally suggests several strategies which could be used to ameliorate the impacts of this performance in urban consumption forecasting assessment processes.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies::Gestió de l’energia::Estalvi energètic
dc.subject.lcshCity planning
dc.subject.lcshEnergy consumption
dc.titleObsolescence in urban energy infrastructures: the influence of scaling laws on consumption forecasting
dc.subject.lemacCiutats i desenvolupament sostenible
dc.subject.lemacEnergia -- Estalvi
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SUMMLab - Sustainability Measurement and Modeling Lab
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author’s final draft)
local.citation.authorHorta-Bernús, R.; Rosas-Casals, M.
local.citation.publicationNameJournal of urban technology

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