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Reconstructing the Energy History of a City: Melbourne's Population, Urban Development, Energy Supply and Use from 1973 to 2005

Baynes, Timothy; Bai, Xuemei


For informed decision making about the current state and near future of any city, it is important to consider the long-term resource use trajectory and legacy of its past. Such information is not always readily available. Urban metabolism analysis for any given time period can be challenging due to the lack of metropolitan- or city-level data, and reconstructing a time series of urban energy or material flows is seldom attempted. For the case of Melbourne, Australia, we demonstrate how time...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Industrial Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00567.x


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