Marique, Anne-Françoise[Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur TLU+C > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
Teller, Jacques[Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur TLU+C > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
Proceedings of the International Conference CISBAT 2011 - Clean Tech for sustainable buildings - From Nano to urban scale (2011)
CISBAT 2011 - Clean Tech for Sustainable Buildings
14 - 16 septembre 2011
[en] energy consumptions ; Territorial structures ; GHG emissions ; Residential building stock ; Mobility
[en] This paper presents the results of the first part of an important two-year research dedicated to analysing the impact of territorial structures upon GHG emissions in the Walloon Region (Belgium). The rationale of the research is to provide regional authorities with up-to-date figures about the long-term influence of land planning decisions upon energy consumptions and GHG emissions, both in the residential building stock as well as for home-to-work commuting. The analysis has been conducted at the regional scale (16.844 km2) and includes both urban, periurban and rural settlements. It appears that those sectors that perform well on mobility also tend to perform well in terms of building consumption. This opens an avenue towards a much more progressive approach in terms of spatial planning, where compact cities may be viewed as part of the solution, still not the whole solution. This is especially true when one considers the entire territorial structure of a region and its strong inertia over time.
Lepur : Centre de Recherche en Sciences de la Ville, du Territoire et du Milieu rural ; LEMA : Local Environment Management and Analysis