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dc.contributor.authorByrd, Hugh
dc.contributor.authorMatthewman, S.
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-23T00:53:20Z
dc.date.available2018-01-23T00:53:20Z
dc.date.issued2014-09-23
dc.identifier.issn1063-0732
dc.identifier.issn1466-1853
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/4048
dc.description.abstractBlackouts—the total loss of electrical power—serve as a reminder of how dependent the modern world and particularly urban areas have become on electricity and the appliances it powers. To understand them we consider the critical nature of electrical infrastructure. In order to provide general patterns from specific cases, a large number of blackouts have been analyzed. Irrespective of cause, they display similar effects. These include measurable economic losses and less easily quantified social costs. We discuss financial damage, food safety, crime, transport, and problems caused by diesel generators. This is more than just a record of past failures; blackouts are dress rehearsals for the future in which they will appear with greater frequency and severity. While energy cannot be destroyed, exergy—the available energy within a system—can be. Exergy is concerned with energy within an “environment;” in this case a city. The bottom line is simple: no matter how “smart” a city may be, it becomes “dumb” when the power goes out.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherRoutledge Open Selecten_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10630732.2014.940706en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectblackoutsen_NZ
dc.subjectnetwork failureen_NZ
dc.subjectcritical infrastructureen_NZ
dc.subjectelectricityen_NZ
dc.subjectcitiesen_NZ
dc.titleExergy and the city : the technology and sociology of power (failure)en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2017-07-11T00:13:46Z
dc.subject.marsden120508 Urban Designen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationByrd, H., & Matthewman, S. (2014). Exergy and the City: the technology and sociology of power (failure). Journal of Urban Technology, 21(3), pp.85-102. doi:10.1080/10630732.2014.940706en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage85en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage102en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume21en_NZ
unitec.publication.issue3en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleJournal of Urban Technologyen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Lincolnen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms59093en_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaArchitecture


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