Accelerate urban sustainability through European action, optimization models and decision support tools for energy planning

Keywords: Urban sustainability;, Energy systems planning;, European policy;, Optimization models;, Decision support tools


Starting from the relationship between urban planning and mobility management, TeMA has gradually expanded the view of the covered topics, always following a rigorous scientific in-depth analysis. This section of the Journal, Review Notes, is a continuous update about emerging topics concerning relationships among urban planning, mobility, and environment, thanks to a collection of short scientific papers written by young researchers. The Review Notes are made up of five parts. Each section examines a specific aspect of the broader information storage within the main interests of the TeMA Journal. In particular: the Town Planning International Rules and Legislation. Section aims at presenting the latest updates in the territorial and urban legislative sphere. The theme of energy and its related energy consumption is a leading theme in the European scientific debate for the continuous pursuit of urban development. In this direction, the contribution of this review notes illustrates on the one hand optimization models and decision support tools produced so far to improve the energy organization at different urban scales and on the other highlights within the cards, strategies and actions carried out forward from the European Union to have a cognitive and operational framework on energy planning and on how to accelerate the sustainability of urban systems.


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Author Biographies

Federica Gaglione, Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy

She is an engineer, PostDoc research fellow at Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Systems Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II. The research topics addressed in recent years refer to accessibility to proximity services for vulnerable groups of the population and the impacts of climate change in the management of urban and territorial transformations. From August to December 2019, she served as a Visiting Researcher at the University of Aberdeen (UK) undertaking a significant amount of research regarding pedestrian accessibility for older persons.

David Ania Ayiine Etigo, Department of Geography and Environment, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen

Ayiine-Etigo David Ania is graduating doctoral student from the department of Geography and Environment, at the University of Aberdeen (UK). He has interest in the Political Economy of the Green Economy transition in Africa, with focus on tourism and energy transitions. David obtained a Bachelor's in Political Science and Classical history from the University of Ghana, Legon. Guest Editor at case studies on Transport Policy for Elsevier.


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How to Cite
GaglioneF., & EtigoD. (2022). Accelerate urban sustainability through European action, optimization models and decision support tools for energy planning. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 15(2), 325-334.