CALCULATIONS FOR DEFINING A BALANCED DISTRIBUTION OF PLACES OF WORK AND DWELLINGS AS A CRITERION FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION DUE TO PASSENGER TRANSPORT
Saving energy for transportation is not only possible by technical improvements of cars, but also by changing the settlement structure in order to shorten the distance covered. It is especially essential to balance the number of places of work and of dwellings. So, this criterion should be considered in planning and siting decisions. In this paper, the difference and the quotient of working and living places are proposed as indicator for the degree of balance. Thereby, it is important to differentiate between the different industrial domains. The spatial units chosen are not administrative units, but geometric overlaping circles. The proposed indicators are tested for two concrete examples: for Baden-Wuerttemberg, a country situated in the south-west of the FRG, and for the "Mittlerer Neckarraum", a region of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
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Stuttgart University, West GermanyInstitut fuer Kernenergetik und Energiesysteme
D-7000 Stuttgart, Germany
- Friedrich, R
- Kaemmerer, W
- Publication Date: 1983-1
- Pagination: 82 p.
- Volume: 9
- Issue Number: 8
- TRT Terms: City planning; Distance; Energy conservation; Location; Residential areas; Residential location; Work trips; Workplaces
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00386697
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Report/Paper Numbers: IKE-8-6
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM