Developing urban planning strategies for Delhi on low carbon and co-benefits approaches

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2011•10•01
    Expected end date:
    2013•09•30
    Institute:
    UNU-IAS
    Project Status:
    Closed
    Project Type:
    Research
    Project Manager :
    Govindan Parayil

    Energy consumption depends upon urban form, socio-economic, demographic and geographic characteristics. In general there is a need to reduce energy consumption for a sustainable development but, energy security is also needed among disadvantaged communities. In order to design public policy for a sustainable consumption of energy understanding of energy consumption patterns and their determinants are needed. Therefore, this study finds relationship between urban form and energy consumption in Indian cities, particularly in Delhi using a micro data. Urban form is the spatial pattern of human settlements and activities at a particular point of time and includes both physical and non-physical features. Since urban growth rate is high in developing countries, therefore these findings will be useful and timely for shaping sustainable urban futures.