Decentralization and Energy - Conference

23-25 January 2018
TU Delft

The post-oil energy transition raises questions about spatial organisation from energy production to consumption. Throughout history, changing sources of energy have shaped urban and regional landscapes. Energy transitions and changing reciprocal relation between energy and space have influenced decentralisation theory and practice revolving around distribution or dispersing functions, powers, and people away from a central location. This three-day conference asks: How do decentralisation concepts and energy systems intersect both in theory and spatial practices? Investigating the role of energy in urban decentralisation provides new insights into planning history and help develop a sustainable future.

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