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Integrated Resource Planning for a Chinese Urban Development

Ravalde, T.; Keirstead, J.; (2015) Integrated Resource Planning for a Chinese Urban Development. In: Dolan, T. and Collins, B., (eds.) International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure Conference Proceedings: 30 September - 1 October 2014 International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),Schloss Laxenburg, Vienna, Austria. (pp. pp. 59-62). UCL STEaPP: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Urban areas manage vast quantities of energy, water and waste resources. In order to minimise the cost and environmental impact, optimisation modelling is often used in the design and operation of these systems. However, traditional modelling approaches only consider the energy, water and waste sectors in isolation. This approach neglects the synergies possible between these systems whereby outputs from one system form an input to another, and hence sets an upper bound on economic and environmental impact minimisation. We formulate a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model which takes a ‘systems-of-infrastructure systems’ approach to show how resource consumption can be reduced. The model takes as inputs possible resource conversion and transportation infrastructure and resources, and resource demands, and returns the optimal infrastructure choice and layout. The model is called PRaQ because it models ‘processes, resources and qualities.’ We apply the model to the design of a new urban development in China for three scenarios of various levels of resource integration. Results are still to be obtained.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Integrated Resource Planning for a Chinese Urban Development
Event: International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure Conference (ISNGI 2014)
Location: International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA),Schloss Laxenburg, Vienna, Austria
Dates: 30 September - 1 October 2014
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/steapp/isngi/proceedings
Language: English
Keywords: Infrastructure, Optimization, Modelling, Urban Resource Management, Industrial Symbiosis
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > STEaPP
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1469209
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