European Conference of the

Landscape Research Group

Energy Landscapes

Perception, Planning, Participation

and Power

European Conference of the Landscape Research Group 2015

Energy Landscapes

Perception, Planning, Participation and Power

Parallel Sessions

Overview of topics:
Perception Planning Participation Power

Wednesday, 16 September – 11:00-13:00

 Discourses, stories, narratives

Chair: Bohumil Frantal

Old landscapes, new narratives: Addressing the conflict between climate change mitigation and landscape conservation
Maunu Häyrynen; Finland

Perceptions of an Irish energy landscape
Pat Brereton; Ireland

Evolving energy landscapes in the South Wales Valleys; creative approaches exploring perception, participation and power
David Llewellyn / Karen Lewis / Rosie Day / Mel Rohse; United Kingdom

Energy landscapes in Europe – the view from China
Tianhong Yu / Holger Behm; Germany

Visualisation, visual impact assessment

Chair: Paul Tabbush

Landscape analysis and visualisation technologies – tools in the
development and assessment of "energy landscapes"

Dieter Gründonner; Germany

Landscape stories: Collecting, visualising and communicating geolocated
perceptual and natural data

Dominica Williamson / John Martin; United Kingdom

Low-cost immersive 3D visualisations for evaluating visual impacts
of wind parks using smartphones and free software

Thomas Schauppenlehner / Boris Salak / Stefan Höltinger / Patrick Scherhaufer; Austria

Experiential and visual impacts of energy on the Pennsylvania

Lacey Goldberg / Timothy Murtha; United States

B1  Urban (energy) landscape, urban-rural relations

Chair: Mojca Golobic

Carbon heroes: Exploring higher-density energy landscapes
Sven Stremke / Dirk Oudes / Ilse Voskamp; Netherlands

Sustainable governance of energy landscapes and land use conflicts
– Rural-urban interactions in Germany and China

Jürgen Scheffran / Peter Michael Link / Kesheng Shu / Jinxi Yang;

Urban energy landscapes: From theory to planning and design

Changsoon Choi / Tom van Heeswijk / Sven Stremke; Netherlands

C1 Engaging the public I – Tools and methods

Chair: Michael Roth

A transdisciplinary study of energy landscapes in Sweden
Agatino Rizzo / Bjorn Ekelund; Sweden

Participative energy planning in Hungary
Norbert Kohlheb / Csaba Centeri / Gábor Ónodi;Hungary

Integrating planning and landscape management to deliver public
policy on energy and land use

David Miller / Gillian Donaldson-Selby / Chen Wang / Jane Morrice;
United Kingdom

Social networks and the energy landscape: Toward a dynamic
communications model

Danielle Barrios-O‘Neill; United Kingdom

D1 Hidden landscapes, visualised landscapes

Chair: Chris Dalglish

Invisible landscape of hydropower: Identifying power issues
embedded in Alpine energy landscapes

Viviana Ferrario / Benedetta Castiglioni; Italy

Uncovering the hidden landscape of bioenergy in the Czech
Republic; a study of the emergence of fast-growing tree crops

Stanislav Martinat; Czech Republic / Dan van der Horst; United

Walking the field: Wind power planning and the politics of
visualisation (Eure-et-Loir, France)

Alain Nadai; France

The recent politicisation of the underground – is the subsoil also a

Conrad Kunze; Germany

D2 Power and territory: the politics of landscapes

Chair: Andrea Bues

Energy landscape as a political entity: Farmers´ practices around
wind power in Northern Friesland

Edith Chezel / Olivier Labussière; France

Energy landscapes in traditional Alpine mining regions – examples
from Austria and Bavaria

Oliver Bender / Andreas Haller; Austria

Wind-energy in forests: Power, resistance and the transformation
of energy production and landscapes in German regions

Ricardo Kaufer; Germany


Wednesday, 16 September – 14:00-16:00

A3 Survey-based perception research I

Chair: Sarah McCarthy

Do wind turbines really disrupt landscapes? Empirical evidence on
economic and social conditionality of public perception

Bohumil Frantál; Czech Republic

Enlargement of a hydropower reservoir in Switzerland: Visual
assessment by tourists

Marcel Hunziker; Switzerland

Landscape externalities of renewable energies and transmission lines
in Germany – Results from a nation-wide survey

Jürgen Meyerhoff / Malte Oehlmann; Germany

Measuring renewable energy externalities: Evidence from subjective
well-being data

Charlotte von Möllendorff / Heinz Welsch; Germany

B2 Land use planning related to energy crops / biomass

Chair: Gerd Lintz

Biomass energy as a catalyst for landscape restoration and forest

Carmela Canzonieri; Italy

Biomass use and cultural landscape conservation: Analysis of
territorial potential and guidelines for the Goriška region

Mojca Golobič / Nika Benčina; Slovenia

Complementary biomass use through landscape quality
management - Case: Three Countries Park

Anja Brüll; Belgium

B3 Landscape governance I

Chair: Peter Wirth

Landscape Act – New law regulations for creating wind power plants
in Poland

Monika Domanowska; Poland

Planning energy landscapes: remarks from the Italian case study
Marcello Magoni / Chiara Cortinovis; Italy

Environmental planning and environmental economic instruments
with regard to energy landscapes

Felix Ekardt; Germany

C2 Engaging the public II – Case studies

Chair: Paul Tabbush

Caught between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ taboos? – Public participation in
spatial planning for wind energy landscapes in Saxony

Juliane Albrecht / Markus Leibenath / Maria Elena Zegada /
Gerd Lintz; Germany

The rise of “private participation” in the planning of energy
development in the US

Jeffrey Jacquet; USA

Framing the collaborative management for river landscapes in an
Eastern Anatolian province

Emel Baylan; Turkey

The governance, acceptance and justice of wind energy. A
qualitative study of stakeholder perceptions in Austria

Patrick Scherhaufer / Stefan Höltinger / Boris Salak / Johannes
Schmidt; Austria

C3 Special perspectives

Chair: Maria Elena Zegada

Challenges of regional participation in Germany’s Energiewende –
insights from the Wendland and the Prignitz

Andreas Röhring; Germany

Participatory development of landscape scenarios for sustainable
bioenergy strategies

Ralf-Uwe Syrbe / Karsten Grunewald; Germany

Communal energy planning – Participatory planning considering
preferences for autarky, aesthetic aspects and energy mix

Nina Mostegl / Ulrike Pröbstl-Haider; Austria
Wolfgang Haider; Canada

Smart energy cities in Europe. Urban transformation towards carbon

Jürgen Oßenbrügge; Germany

D3 The power of arguments, discourses and societal

Chair: Ludger Gailing

Reimagining rivers: Restoring American power by dam removals
Enrique Lanz Oca; USA

Energy transition – of course, but no side effects, please! The
contrariness of society’s relation to renewable energies

Stefan Heiland / Rainer Luick / Bernd Demuth / Dimitri Vedel;

Power in energy landscapes: Local discourses in disputes over wind

Andrea Bues; Germany

Successful processes for determining wind energy priority areas:
What are the key factors?

Georg Philipp Mueller / Anna M. Hersperger / Felix Kienast;


Thursday, 17 September – 11:00-13:00

A5 Special perspectives

Chair: Hannes Palang

Actors of the future landscapes. "Landscape literacy" experiences
with school children in the Northeast Italy

Benedetta Castiglioni / Viviana Ferrario; Italy

Landscape values and wind generation in west Mayo, Ireland
Kenneth Boyle; Ireland

Perception of the scale effects of wind turbines in the Scottish

Caroline Stanton; United Kingdom

Promoting local acceptance of wind turbines by proactive law.
Theoretical and methodological perspectives

Marie Leer Jørgensen; Denmark

B4 Landscape governance II

Chair: Wolfgang Wende

Understanding "landscape governance": The case of wind energy
landscapes in Germany

Markus Leibenath / Gerd Lintz; Germany

Who pulls the strings? Analysis of the dialogue between the energy
and planning sector: Example of Slovenia

Naja Marot / Mojca Golobič; Slovenia

Energy policy landscape governance: Analysing the multi-level
nature-society impacts of hydraulic fracturing

Jennifer Baka; United Kingdom

Linking energy systems and landscapes: The mediating role of local
energy initiatives

Jessica de Boer / Katharina Gugerell / Christian Zuidema; Netherlands

B6 Landscape assessment in the context of siting decisions

Chair: Heidi Elisabeth Megerle

GIS based assessment of designated forest areas for wind farms
Torsten Lipp / Robert Glaser; Germany

A toolkit to assist landscape-scale spatial planning in relation to
landscape capacity for renewable energy installations

John Martin / Bryony Fowler / Roger English; United Kingdom

Spatial patterns of vulnerable sites as predictors for conflicts caused
by wind energy plants

Frank Masurowski / Martin Lange / Martin Drechsler; Germany

Tools and criteria for the assessment of landscape impact in the
Guide for Landscape Integration of Andalusian Wind Parks

Michela Ghislanzoni / Miguel Torres García / Francisco Cáceres
Clavero; Spain

D4 The power of socio-materiality: Assemblages and
societal relations to nature

Chair: Martin Pasqualetti

Energy landscaping in Third Modernity
Cordula Kropp; Germany

Societal relations to nature – power structures in planning for
sustainable development in the energy transition

Sebastian Heilmann; Germany

The co-production of energy landscapes in urban settings
Vanesa Castan Broto; United Kingdom

Special Session COST Action RELY

Chair: Michael Roth

Special Session COST Action TU1401: Renewable energy and
landscape quality (RELY)

Michael Roth; Germany

Renewable energy development and landscape quality change in

Marina Frolova; Spain
Csaba Centeri; Hungary

Assessing the potential and sensitivity of landscape functions and
qualities for development of specific renewable energy production

Bohumil Frantál; Czech Republic
Dan van der Horst; United Kingdom

How to meet landscape-related concerns towards local renewable
energy projects?

Matthias Buchecker; Switzerland
Dina Stober; Croatia

Short presentation of Working Group 4’s synthesis of findings and

Malgorzata Kowalczyk; Poland
Alexandra Kruse; Germany

RELY – short term scientific missions
Serge Schmitz; Belgium

Thursday, 17 September – 14:00-16:00

A4 Survey-based perception research II

Chair: Naja Marot

Fairness versus efficiency in the optimal allocation of renewable
power plants in Germany

Martin Lange / Frank Masurowski / Martin Drechsler; Germany

The acceptance of photovoltaic panel sites in a tourism region
Matthias Buchecker / Annina Michel / Norman Backhaus; Switzerland

Participatory landscape assessment using web survey
methodologies for wind farm planning on the regional planning level

Michael Roth; Germany

Rethinking the role of design of pylons. A discussion and empirical

Barbara Sophie Zaunbrecher / Katrin Arning / Kai Kasugai / Martina
Ziefle; Germany

A6 Conflicting values and attitudes

Chair: Sarah McCarthy

Landscapes of Conflict: Contested energy landscapes in the German

Fritz Reusswig / Eva Eichenauer / Ines Heger; Germany

Changing perceptions of geothermal energy landscapes in Iceland
Karl Benediktsson; Iceland

Changing public viewpoints on wind energy development in Belgium
Vincent Vanderheyden / Serge Schmitz; Belgium

Conflicting values of heritage, landscape and wind energy: A case
study in perception, the past and planning in Scotland

Helen Green; United Kingdom

B5 Landscape governance III

Chair: Gerd Lintz

The making of "a sustainable society and a renewable energy
consensus": Shared perception and remaining disagreement

Shota Furuya / Tatsuya Wakeyama / Yasushi Maruyama / Tetsunari Iida; Japan

Bridging governance gaps in energy landscapes: Reflections on the
case study of Leipzig, Western Saxony, Germany

Christian Strauß / Thomas Weith / Annegret Repp; Germany

Energy landscapes in the Alps. Planning of and conflicts over
renewable energy systems in an Alpine region

Bruno Zanon; Italy

Identifying institutional development paths of local energy

Marion Hitzeroth / Mathias Jehling / Martin Brückner; Australia

B7 Special perspectives

Chair: Peter Wirth

Recycling energy landscapes: Limits and opportunities
Martin Pasqualetti; USA

Designing anticipative transformation in resource-intensive
production landscapes. Rhenish Mining Area, Germany

Timo Matti Wirth; Germany

Renewable energies and the landscapes of the future
Claudia Hildebrandt / Kathrin Ammermann / Alice Schröder /
Matthias Herbert; Germany

The role and potentialities of Landscapes Approaches to planning
for wind farm expansion; a view from Scotland.

Jose Munoz-Rojas; United Kingdom
Marc Gonzalez-Puente; Spain
Felipe Cortines-Garcia; Italy
Julius Proell; Austria

D5 Power resources in landscapes

Chair: Ludger Gailing

Energy landscape versus landscape of intensive agriculture – the
case of the 'bioenergy region Südoldenburg'

Kim Philip Schumacher; Germany

Landscape justice: Land reform, fair and responsible governance,
and the historic environment practitioner

Chris Dalglish / Alan Leslie / Gavin MacGregor / Kenny Brophy; United

Agrofuels on their way to displacing alternative rural livelihoods:
Case studies from Brazil

Martina Neuburger / Rafaela Rau / Sarah Dittmer / Marcel Langer;

Poverty-induced energy landscapes and their ecological and socioeconomic
consequences: Case study Burundi

Heidi Elisabeth Megerle; Germany

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