A low-carbon future: Spatial planning's role in enhancing technological innovation in the built environment

Jenny Crawford*, Will French

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The scope of spatial planning activity includes issues of governance, corporate organisation, policy integration, statutory and regulatory frameworks, and technical analysis and design. The nature of its potential contribution to achieving low-carbon built environments will vary according to the resolution of tensions between pressures for leadership, consistent decision making and speed of change and the value placed on diversity, flexibility and innovation. A planning system that can support technological innovation will be characterised by high levels of organisational and institutional capacity and high-quality knowledge systems that support a focus on delivering place-based objectives. The paper reflects on further aspects of such a system and the issues that spatial planning needs to address in delivering low-carbon energy systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4575-4579
Number of pages5
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume36
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Governance
  • Innovation
  • Spatial planing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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