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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Presentation Architecture Center Nijmegen: Designing Nijmegen energy landscape

Presentation Architecture Center Nijmegen: Designing Nijmegen energy landscape

November 27, Sven Stremke gave an invited presentation at the Architecture Center in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His talk, among others, featured a selection of projects from the Academy of Architecture studio ‘Energize’ that addressed the near-future ambitions for solar energy in the Province of Utrecht. All details can be found here (Dutch only). Figure: Artist impression organic photovoltaic installation in urban fabric (van...

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Lecture and guest critic TU Berlin, Germany

Lecture and guest critic TU Berlin, Germany

May 17, Sven gave a guest lecture and served as guest critic in the ‘Energielandschaften’ Design Studio at the Technical University Berlin, Landscape Architecture group (Prof. Undine Giseke). His presentation featured a number of insights from design research conducted over the past years at the NRGlab along with a slelection of outstanding Master thesis and studio projects from both Wageningen Unveiversity and the Amsterdam Academy...

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MSc thesis on perception of solar energy technology

MSc thesis on perception of solar energy technology

On the 23rd of March, Tom van Heeswijk defended his Master thesis at Wageningen University: Shaping solar energy for an energy neutral Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam. Local oppositions to wind turbines and solar parks are often related to visual impact and hampers renewable energy developments. In his research, Tom examined which factors influence the perception of renewable energy in general and the perception of four Dutch solar energy projects...

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Start new course ‘Climate-responsive Planning and Design’ @ WUR

Start new course ‘Climate-responsive Planning and Design’ @ WUR

October the 26th, Sanda Lenzholzer, Gert-Jan Steeneveld and Sven Stremke will start a new Master course at Wageningen University. The Climate-responsive Planning and Design course will focus on innovative climate adaptation & mitigation practice in the urban environment and will last eight weeks. More information on this new course can be found here.   Figure: Study area in...

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Final presentations of the 2015 Atelier @ AMS

Final presentations of the 2015 Atelier @ AMS

Wageningen UR Landscape Architects and Planners presented the results of the 2015 Atelier ‚Amsterdam Southeast 3.0’ to our commissioners from the municipality of Amsterdam @ AMS institute. Wageningen University students from the Masters Programme Landscape Architecture and Planning presented the results of their work on the Gaasperdammertunnel project on the 4th of June at the AMS Institute. The 2015 Atelier project was commissioned by the...

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