Abstract

This paper is the initial result of a cross-disciplinary attempt to encircle an answer to the question of optimal densities of sustainable settlements. Urban density is an important component in the framework of sustainable development and influences not only the character and design of cities but also the architectural and technical strategies of buildings. The paper is based on literature studies in the fields of urban mobility, urban ecology, urban design, architecture and civil engineering. It concludes that neither detached houses nor extremely dense cities are optimal answers to the sustainable challenge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards 2020 - Sustainable Cities and Buildings : 3rd Nordic Passive House Conference 7-8 October 2010
EditorsTine Steen Larsen, Søren Pedersen
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventPassivhus Norden 2010 : Towards 2020 - Sustainable Cities and Buildings - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 7 Oct 20108 Oct 2010

Conference

ConferencePassivhus Norden 2010 : Towards 2020 - Sustainable Cities and Buildings
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period07/10/201008/10/2010

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urban design
civil engineering
sustainable development
city
literature study
urban ecology

Keywords

  • Urban Density
  • Urban Mobility
  • Urban Greenery
  • Building Energy Use
  • Architecture

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Lauring, M., Silva, V., Jensen, O. B., & Heiselberg, P. (2010). The Density of Sustainable Settlements. In T. S. Larsen, & S. Pedersen (Eds.), Towards 2020 - Sustainable Cities and Buildings: 3rd Nordic Passive House Conference 7-8 October 2010 Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag.
Lauring, Michael ; Silva, Victor ; Jensen, Ole B. ; Heiselberg, Per. / The Density of Sustainable Settlements. Towards 2020 - Sustainable Cities and Buildings: 3rd Nordic Passive House Conference 7-8 October 2010. editor / Tine Steen Larsen ; Søren Pedersen. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2010.
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Lauring, M, Silva, V, Jensen, OB & Heiselberg, P 2010, The Density of Sustainable Settlements. in TS Larsen & S Pedersen (eds), Towards 2020 - Sustainable Cities and Buildings: 3rd Nordic Passive House Conference 7-8 October 2010. Aalborg Universitetsforlag, Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark, 07/10/2010.

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Towards 2020 - Sustainable Cities and Buildings: 3rd Nordic Passive House Conference 7-8 October 2010. ed. / Tine Steen Larsen; Søren Pedersen. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2010.

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Lauring M, Silva V, Jensen OB, Heiselberg P. The Density of Sustainable Settlements. In Larsen TS, Pedersen S, editors, Towards 2020 - Sustainable Cities and Buildings: 3rd Nordic Passive House Conference 7-8 October 2010. Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 2010