Strategies for Symbiotic Urban Neighbourhoods

Towards Local Energy Self-Sufficiency

  • Sophie Lufkin
  • Emmanuel Rey
  • Suren Erkman

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sophie Lufkin, Emmanuel Rey, Suren Erkman
    Pages 1-9
  3. Sophie Lufkin, Emmanuel Rey, Suren Erkman
    Pages 11-16
  4. Sophie Lufkin, Emmanuel Rey, Suren Erkman
    Pages 17-24
  5. Sophie Lufkin, Emmanuel Rey, Suren Erkman
    Pages 25-47
  6. Sophie Lufkin, Emmanuel Rey, Suren Erkman
    Pages 49-51
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 53-65

About this book


Utilizing the results of a case study on the Gare-Lac sector in the city of Yverdon-les-Bains – the site is currently a large urban brownfield, intended to host ca. 3,800 additional inhabitants and 1,200 jobs upon completion – this work examines how to design attractive urban neighbourhoods that generate endogenous economic activity and foster socio-cultural dynamics, while moving towards local energy self-sufficiency.

Exploring the different dimensions influencing energy self-sufficiency at the neighbourhood scale by integrating parameters related to buildings, infrastructure, mobility, food, goods and services, the work focuses on three scenarios (technological, behavioural and symbiotic) for the future development of this neighbourhood through 2035. The scenarios test different design strategies related to industrial symbioses, production, storage, transportation, and urban agriculture.


2000-Watt Society Industrial Ecology Sustainable Neighbourhoods Symbiotic Neighbourhoods Urban Agriculture

Authors and affiliations

  • Sophie Lufkin
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Rey
    • 2
  • Suren Erkman
    • 3
  1. 1.Lab.of Arch.and Sustainable Tech. (LAST)Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne Lab.of Arch.and Sustainable Tech. (LAST)LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST)Ecole polytechnique fédérale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Industrial ecology group, Faculty of Geosciences and Environment of the University of Lausanne (UNIL)Institute of Earth Surface DynamicsLausanneSwitzerland

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