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Reference Number L320253149
Title Demand side management and urban infrastructure provision
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 35%;
Not Energy Related 30%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 35%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 25%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 25%;
Principal Investigator Professor S (Simon ) Marvin
No email address given
Durham University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ESRC
Start Date 01 March 1994
End Date 30 September 1995
Duration 19 months
Total Grant Value £53,820
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region North East
Programme ESRC Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor S (Simon ) Marvin , Geography, Durham University (100.000%)
Web Site https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=L320253149
Objectives Objectives not supplied
Abstract Abstract: The institutional processes through which infrastructure services - comprising water, waste, gas, electricity and transportation - are provided to new forms of built development has important implications for the buildings level of water and energy consumption, waste production and trip generation. This research will examine two institutional models through which infrastructure servicesare provided by utilities, planners and developers. The traditional model is facilitating infrastructure supply, in which there is little negotiation about the level of demand for services, which are usually met by investing in infrastructure supply. An alternative model is demand- side management (DSM), in which utilities, developers and planners have a shared interest in managing demand for services to reduce levels of investment in infrastructure supply. This project examines the institutional relations which tend to sustain supply-led approaches and restrict consideration of alternativemethods based on demand management. The research will involve ten case studies of the infrastructure provision process to new development projects in the housing and commercial sector. The case studieswill be divided into five pairs of development projects, examining the institutional process and forms of negotiation through which infrastructure was provided to new developments. Each pair will focus on a specific infrastructure system - transportation, water and waste, gas and electricity, andwill compare supply-led approaches with the demand management approaches adopted by a number of innovative utilities and local authorities. Results from the study will identify the institutional conditions that help facilitate DSM methods of infrastructure provision. These findings could be used to construct regulatory frameworks that give utilities, developers and planners positive incentives to consider investing in demand-side management measures as an alternative to traditional supply-ledoptions. DSM approaches could be used to develop a downward pressure on resource use, waste production and trip generations effects of new and existing forms of built development.
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