Sunday, March 17, 2013

BES Book of the Year: Austin Troy's "The Very Hungry City"

Each year, BES chooses a Book of the Year.  This allows our community to share in exploring an important work on urban ecology and urban processes in general.

For 2013, we have chosen Austin Troy's book, The Very Hungry City: Urban Energy Efficiency and the Economic Fate of Cities.  This is an important book examines the energy flows -- metabolism in a popular word -- associated with contemporary cities and suburbs in the United States and elsewhere.  How energy is used in tempering building interiors and in transportation provides the framework for examining both environmental and economic effects.

The book was published by Yale University Press.  Find more information at

Austin will deliver the Keynote Address on the topic of his book at the BES Annual Meeting at Cylburn Arboretum on Wednesday 22 October 2013.  His talks on the topic have garnered high praise.

Read the book, discuss it with your colleagues in BES, and attend the stimulating lecture in October.

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