Waals JFM van der ,
Joosen S ,
Geleuken BP van ,
Groenenberg MC ,
Kneepkens M ,
English Abstract A great deal of energy is used in urban areas for
heating and electricity use in dwellings and buildings and for traffic.
Many options are available to reduce CO2 emissions in the development of new
urban areas, like district heating, smal-scale combined heat and power,
several forms of solar energy, insulation, construction of public transport,
mixing of functions and parking policies. Although a number of measures are
being applied, there are still barriers to the large-scale diffusion of
options for far-reaching CO2 reduction. This report presents the results of
a study into the adoption of options for CO2 reduction in large building
locations in the Netherlands. It consists of a survey of options adopted in
the 26 largest VINEX locations and three case studies. In these case
studies (the Kop van Zuid, Nieuwland and Meerhoven) the planning process was
analysed to answer the question: what factors can explain the diffusion or
otherwise of options for CO2 reduction. By analysing documents and holding
interviews we followed the process of strategic planning from the design of
the urban area through to implementation in individual building projects.
Conclusions are drawn about the motives of the different actors involved,
the organisation of the planning process, the role of knowledge, the policy
instruments used and the role of external factors.