European Conference on Energy Landscapes in Dresden/Germany: Call for papers

Posted by on February 2, 2015 in Conference, Homepage, Presentations, Travel

European landscapes are being reshaped by the growth in renewable energies and the ongoing exploitation of fossil resources such as lignite (brown coal) and shale gas. These forces are at the heart of debates on the assessment, appropriate design and governance of the emerging energy landscapes. European and national policies for energy transitions challenge conventional ways of perceiving and thinking about landscapes as well as established planning routines. Key questions are:

Perception – How is the character, perception, assessment and social construction of landscapes influenced by present and past uses of energy?
Planning – Which types of landscape-related planning and governance regimes exist and how are they linked to landscape planning, spatial planning and energy policy?
Participation – In the face of energy transitions, to what extent are landscape policies inclusive and participatory? Which actors are involved and who is constituted as an actor in this regard?
Power – Which power relations shape the interplay of energies and landscapes? How can the workings of power be conceptualised and critically reflected?

The conference will take place from the 16-18 September 2015 in Dresden/Germany.

Key dates Papers
Call for papers: January, 2015
Deadline for submission of paper proposals: February 28th, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: April 15th, 2015
Deadline for paper submission: July 15th, 2015

Registration begins: May 1st, 2015
Deadline for early bird discount: June 30th, 2015
Deadline to be included in the conference programme: August 1st, 2015
Final registration deadline: August 31st, 2015

Source: Conference website