Design project shortlisted in Post-Fossil City competition

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...

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New project: History of Dutch Energy Landscapes

New project: History of Dutch Energy Landscapes

The notion of ‘energy landscape’ receives more and more attention in both design practice and academia. But what exactly is an energy landscape? Can we identify different types of energy landscapes? How have they evolved through time, and what does this mean for designing and planning landscapes for renewable energies? Are we creating (or should we create) new cultural landscapes? By analysing what is already written on the topic of...

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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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New peer-reviewed paper published: Analysis tool for resource-conscious design

New peer-reviewed paper published: Analysis tool for resource-conscious design

Recently, a second article with results from the Urban Pulse project has been published Open Access in the Journal of Resources Conservation and Recycling: Space-time Information Analysis for Resource-Conscious Urban Planning and Design: A stakeholder based identification of urban metabolism data gaps. Currently, urban metabolism analyses are hampered by lack of data and they are performed on a scale level that does not match urban planning and...

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Presentation at Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador

Presentation at Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador

From October 15th till October 20th, NRGlab member Ilse Voskamp attended the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador. Ilse presented the results of the Urban Pulse research at the conference exhibition, in a joint booth from AMS and Wageningen University and Research. Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which is held once every 20 years (Habitat I: Vancouver, 1976; Habitat II: Istanbul,...

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Chapter on PV park design published in European Commission book

Chapter on PV park design published in European Commission book

A new book published under the auspice of the European Commission (JRC Science Hub) addresses the challenges of large scale PV park implementation: Beauty and Power of Designed Photovoltaics, edited by Alessandra Scognamiglio (2016). The book features a chapter authored by Esther Bergstra and Sven Stremke from the NRGlab. This publication draws from the findings of the ZONB research project on large-scale PV parks in the Netherlands, conducted...

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