Keynote & design competition at landscape quality conference

Keynote & design competition at landscape quality conference

On the 14th of February, Sven Stremke and Dirk Oudes gave a shared keynote on landscape quality and energy transition. The province of Utrecht organized the conference to draw attention to the potential of energy transition to increase landscape quality. The keynote was entitled ‘Learning to love the landscapes of carbon-neutrality’, after a paper published by Paul Selman in 2010 (Landscape Research journal). During their keynote, Sven and...

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ECN/WUR position paper

ECN/WUR position paper

Energy transition: A new dimension in our landscape. Researchers from the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands (ECN) and Wageningen University (WUR) joined forces to compose a position paper about the spatial consequences of sustainable energy transition in the Netherlands. Preamble: The transition to a sustainable energy system has many, partly profound consequences for our society. This includes, among others, changes in our living...

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Design project shortlisted in Post-Fossil City competition

Design project shortlisted in Post-Fossil City competition

Tom van Heeswijk’s design project got shortlisted, between 250 submissions from 40 countries. The ten finalists presented their imaginative ideas on March 16 in Utrecht/The Netherlands. In a post-fossil city, public spaces are more than places to live, work and recreate. In a post-fossil city, public spaces are places that generate sustainable energy, that is used in households and to power electric cars. ‘Solar energy in public...

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New project: National Perspective Energy and Space

New project: National Perspective Energy and Space

Four design companies, Deltametropool and the NRGlab/Wageningen University are collaborating in a project that aims to inform the Dutch discourse on sustainable energy transition, from a spatial perspective. The National Perspective Energy and Space project addresses the energy use of the entire Netherlands: heat (and cold), electricity and transport fuels. The consortium examines realistic potentials to reduce energy consumption and possible...

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NRGlab participation in DTB Atelier

NRGlab participation in DTB Atelier

Last week Sven, Paolo and Dirk participated in a two-day atelier for the Duurzame Transportcorridor Betuwe project (Sustainable Transportcorridor Betuwe). From January 2013 till April 2014, the NRGlab was part of the kernteam of the DTB project and performed research on the energy landscape of the Betuwe region that consists of three mayor corridors, the A15 (highway), the Betuweroute (railroad) and the Waal (river). The DTB Atelier consisted...

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Academie van Bouwkunst students envision sustainable energy futures for Overbetuwe

Academie van Bouwkunst students envision sustainable energy futures for Overbetuwe

March 21st Renée was invited for a guest lecture and case study exercise on energy transition for 2nd year landscape architecture students at the Academie van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam. After a ‘pressure cooker’ introduction into the design of sustainable energy landscapes, the students developed visions for sustainable energy futures for the municipality of Overbetuwe. The students worked with the five-step approach for planning and design...

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