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Heydar Jahanbakhsh & Morteza Lotfipour Siahkalroudi

A Comparative Study on Energy Management Approaches in Theories and Patterns of Contemporary Urbanism

(Volume 85 - Année 2016 — Actes de colloques — Special edition)
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In the past three decades, the contemporary Urbanism theories and models have paid attention to energy management issues according to their approach on the construction and development of cities. Therefore, recognizing their different dimensions of energy management, approaches and policies, and also a comparison among the theories themselves can help to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of energy use. This comparative study aimed at identifying approaches, policies and procedures of urbanism in the field of energy management. It applied a descriptive-analytical approach to investigate seven important contemporary theories from the perspective of energy management. This research represented that energy management in modern theories of urban development do not merely means reducing energy consumption but it focuses on controlling and preventing energy loss, energy efficiency, use of natural renewable and sustainable energy and energy recovery. Meanwhile, there is a meaningful relationship between the theoretical approaches of urbanism’s theories and energy management. The theories focused on planning and based on land use and transportation have paid attention to reduce consumption, and theories focused on urban design have paid attention to renewable energy, prevention of  energy loss, and recycling of it. Despite the differences in approach, policies and procedures regarding energy management, all theories under studies consider the issue of energy management seriously. Their differences caused by differences in their theoretical approaches to urbanism (planning and design); however, all of them emphasis on reducing energy use.

Keywords : urbanism theories and models, energy management, reduce consumption, transportation, urban design guideline

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Heydar Jahanbakhsh & Morteza Lotfipour Siahkalroudi, «A Comparative Study on Energy Management Approaches in Theories and Patterns of Contemporary Urbanism», Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège [En ligne], Volume 85 - Année 2016, Actes de colloques, Special edition, 1049 - 1062 URL :

About: Heydar Jahanbakhsh

Assistant Professor, Department of art & Architecture, Payame Noor Universtiy (PNU),P.O. BOX, 19395-3697 Tehran, IRAN,

About: Morteza Lotfipour Siahkalroudi

MS.c in Urban Design, Department of art & Architecture, Payame Noor Universtiy (PNU), P.O. BOX, 19395-3697 Tehran, IRAN,