Carbon Footprint and Urban Planning

Incorporating Methodologies to Assess the Influence of the Urban Master Plan on the Carbon Footprint of the City

  • Sergio Zubelzu
  • Roberto Álvarez Fernández

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Sergio Zubelzu, Roberto Álvarez Fernández
    Pages 1-5
  3. Sergio Zubelzu, Roberto Álvarez Fernández
    Pages 7-19
  4. Sergio Zubelzu, Roberto Álvarez Fernández
    Pages 21-24
  5. Sergio Zubelzu, Roberto Álvarez Fernández
    Pages 25-59
  6. Sergio Zubelzu, Roberto Álvarez Fernández
    Pages 61-62
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 63-67

About this book


This book analyzes the relationship between urban development, greenhouse gases and the carbon footprint, and presents the main preventive measures that can be implemented at the design stage. Readers are provided with the knowledge needed to devise a strategy for calculating the carbon footprint of urban planning instruments, as well as a framework for integrating sustainability into the planning phase. Highlighting the importance of preventive and corrective measures, the book includes practical suggestions on how to meet sustainability requirements in urban planning designs, exploring undeveloped land reserves, urban-project design and infrastructure design, and offers a springboard for further research.


Urban Planning Design Variables Calculating Carbon Footprint Urban Development Sustainable Urban Planning Environmental Impact Assessment Environment and Sustainability Greenhouse Gases Energy Sustainability Undeveloped Land Reserve Infrastructure Design

Authors and affiliations

  • Sergio Zubelzu
    • 1
  • Roberto Álvarez Fernández
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agroforest EngineeringUniversidad Politécnica de MadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversidad Antonio de NebrijaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31049-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31050-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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