Jonathan Rutherford, LATTS (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech)
As we all go busily about our daily lives, only very rarely do most of us consciously think about or visualize the flows, networks, uses and implications of energy underpinning our very existence and the functioning of the cities in which most of us live and work. This backgrounding or taken-for-grantedness is reflected in the urban studies literature where a sustained focus on energy has been, with a few notable exceptions, conspicuous by its near absence.
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Jaglin, S. and Verdeil, E. (2013) Énergie et villes des pays émergents: des transitions en question. Introduction, Flux 93-94, pp. 7-18.