Integrated spatial and energy planning is more important than ever. Understanding the spatial dimensions of energy supply and consumption is essential to meeting international climate protection goals. Not only the individual building can be planned and realized in an energy-efficient way, but also entire settlements and respective spatial structures can contribute significantly to reducing energy consumption in the context of mixed use, settlement density, compactness and short distances. The same considerations can also be applied to site planning and securing the location of energy infrastructure (generation, distribution, storage).
Which areas are suitable for the provision of renewable energy sources, what challenges with other land uses may arise? What economic factors are crucial in phasing out the use of fossil energy reserves? How can opportunities, resulting from sustainable energy provision, be used for the development of urban and rural regions and their interrelations?
- integrated spatial and energy planning
- scarcity of resources, land use conflicts around the energy transition
- low-energy and plus-energy urban neighbourhoods/districts
- reorganizing mobility, walkability, bikeability, public transport
- different sources of renewable energy, impact appraisal of RES
- local and regional energy systems
- preservation and development of carbon sinks = quantitative soil protection
- Just Energy Transition
- Environmental Justice in relation to energy transition