عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Nowadays, one of the governmental challenges throughout the world is energy efficiency in creating cities. In this context, land use planning and its tool (density, uses distribution, etc.) plays a vital role in reducing energy consumption in cities. Serving as one of the key players in the field of energy in the world, Iran has to apply this tool in order to establish energy efficiency in its cities. The main objective of this paper is to study and to compare the method of integrating energy consideration in land use planning regulations and urban development plans in Iran and U.K. It is a comparative study in which, first, the land use planning alternatives for energy consumption reduction in cities were explored through literature review. Thereafter, an analytical comparing between Iran and U.K. with reference to the legal framework of land use planning for reducing energy consumption in cities and the way of implementing these regulations in the development plans was carried out. Our results revealed that the land use planning role in reducing energy consumption in cities has been ignored, whereas, integrating energy consideration in land use planning can enhance the sustainability development of the Iran cities. Since there is no data on considering energy in land use planning in Iran cities, our findings can be used by the national planning public and governmental authorities in order to integrate the energy consideration in land use planning and urban development plans.