Modelling and simulation of end-use energy demand in cities is emerging as a fast growing and exciting area of research, addressing crucial challenges of scalability, spatial and temporal resolution, data management, computation, uncertainty quantification and validation. The objective of this special issue is to bring together new and leading works that address these challenges. This is an important area because correct quantification of energy demand is necessary for effective planning and implementation of low carbon cities. It is also important for ensuring the resilience of cities to future changes in climate. The timeliness of this special issue reflects recent advances in computer models and improved availability of urban scale public datasets. We welcome submissions related but not limited to the following topics:
(a) New modelling methods for urban-scale quantification of energy demand, ranging from data-centric, simulation-based, or hybrid approaches.
(b) Validation and verification of large-scale models.
(c) Application and case studies demonstrating impact.
(d) Creation of new datasets end-uses.
(e) Forecasting future evolutions of energy demand.
(f) Uncertainty quantification – propagation, management, and interpretation.