The Landscape Research Group is involved in the organization of a European conference on Energy Landscapes: Perception, Planning, Participation and Power which will take place on September 16-18, 2015, in Dresden, Germany. Key questions raised by the conference 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?