Citizens of Europe need energy to move around, be safe and to live their daily lives. As cities expand, so does the demand for energy. Urban energy is required for everything from providing citizens with water, heating and cooling, to other community functions such as powering homes, electrical vehicles, traffic control systems and communications.
Countless changes in the way people, cities and industries use energy, putting pressure on cities, citizens and the environment and, also influencing the way we develop urban areas. The theme Urban Energy, describing various facets of sustainable urban development about energy usage, renewable energy and energy efficiency – with future challenges and opportunities in the new energy landscape. We explore how citizens view and use energy in urban areas and how local circumstances can be improved to create more liveable, sustainable and mobile cities and communities.