Minimizing energy consumption both at the building scale and the city scale is now a major challenge to civilization. Climate change require us to more decisive measures in this area. Together with the widening globalization, rapid technological development, increasing resource scarcity are set to place intense pressures on national economies in the 21-st century. Nowhere are these challenges being played out more immediately than in the energy sector. Urban management and integrated smart development play crucial role in minimalization of energy consumption and CO2 production. New approaches in sustainable urban and architectural planning are to be introduced. An important link in this process can be new approach to settlements, that are using new technologies focused on energy self-sufficiency and green footprint. The concept design of Green Islands area in Szczecin/Poland developed by Urbicon Authors' Architecture Studio is a good example of such approach.
Paszkowski, Z. W., & Golebiewski, J. I. (2017). The Renewable Energy City within the City. the Climate Change Oriented Urban Design - Szczecin Green Island. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 115, pp. 423–430). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.05.039