Cities and energy: The sustainability (r)evolution


  • Voula Mega



Cities, Energy


The author graduated as an engineer from the National Technical University of Athens, and completed her DEA at the National Geographical Institute in Paris. She continued with a DEA at the French Institute of City Planning where she also obtained her Ph.D. Her post-doctorate studies include research on Regional Policy at Oxford Brookes University and Environmental Economics at Harvard University. She started her career as Special Adviser to the Greek Ministry of Transport and Communications, and the European Union. She has been an official of the European Union and Research Manager at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. She has co-written 25 EU publications, and has published nearly 100 articles on sustainable development, urban dynamics, regional capital, city and spatial policy and cultural value-added. She worked as a consultant on issues of sustainable development at the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She is now Scientific Officer at the Directorate General for Research, European Commission, Brussels, where her main duties are on energy research. The text that follows is a slightly edited and revised version of a paper presented at the World Society for Ekistics Symposion"Defining Success of the City in the 21st Century," Berlin, 24-28 October, 2001.



How to Cite

Mega, V. (2002). Cities and energy: The sustainability (r)evolution. Ekistics and The New Habitat, 69(412-414), pp. 31–40.