The purpose of Planning after Petroleum is to chart the myriad urban planning problems posed by petroleum depletion and to identify strategies and measures that can secure cities against rising oil prices. The book is founded in the growing scholarly and policy recognition that the world is facing an energy crunch, most sharply in the supply of petroleum. This crunch will accelerate oil prices with flow on effects into national economies and especially cities. The book has four basic purposes. First the book seeks to fill gaps in the weak scholarly scientific literature on the challenge of petroleum depletion by collecting together leading authors on this topic into a focused dedicated volume. Second, the book adds to the urban planning and built environment literature via dedicated treatments of various aspects of planning, cities and petroleum depletion. Third, the book offers a raft of options and policies for practitioners who will be increasingly expected to resolve many of the urban challenges linked to higher oil prices. Fourth, the book seeks to report the authors' insights through robust and informative scholarship that is also accessible to a wide audience. The book has a deliberate international focus which actively includes comparative material to make it relevant across multiple planning and policy jurisdictions.