LE:NOTRE - RELY eLecture

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New in 2017

In addition to our first series of COST RELY e-lectures in 2016, we will have on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, from 18:00 to 19:30 CET,

an online session for the presentation of the participants’ essays on the topic of ‘Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality’.

The program

  • · Landscape Visual Impact Assessment of wind renewable energy farms: Case study: Manjil, Iran, presented by Asefeh Pishro
  • · Do we really care about landscape quality in relation to wind energy investments in Poland?, presented by Hanna Szumilas
  • · Politics Shifts Poland's Energy Landscape presented by Nicolas Reibel
  • · Water power in Romania presented by Maria Bostenaru Dan
  • · Case study of Russia presented by Evgenia Telnykh
  • · Case Study from Bosnia and Herzegovina presented by Emir Hasanagić and Irnela Bajrić

Each presenter has eight minutes for their presentation, followed by five minutes for discussion.

Participation in the lecture is free of charge, but requires registration. If you have not registered yet, you can still do so under this link.

Our E-Lecture "Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality" in cooperation with LE:Notre have started! More than 50 participants from 5 continents have already registered. In the first lecture, Ellen Fetzer from the LE:NOTRE Institute introduced to the eLecture series, Michael Roth (Chair of COST Action TU1401 - Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality" gave a quick overview over the Action and then used some German case studies to illustrate the potential of landscape planning for contributing to the energy turnaround while at the same time safeguarding landscape quality.

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Participation in the electure series is free of charge but requires registration. You will find more information here:

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Landscapes are facing massive changes with the ambitious global, European and national targets for renewable energies that need to be met for climate protection.

Wind turbines, photovoltaic arrays, large hydro-dams, geothermal plants, and large area biomass cultivation are landscape elements that do not always find easy social acceptance when it comes to local project implementation. On the other hand, these new drivers of landscape change offer the chance to give landscape a new value and weight in negotiating planning decisions, landscape development and design alternatives.

With the eLecture "Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality", a joint venture between the EU COST Action TU1401 RELY and the LE:NOTRE Institute, you have the chance to learn about the multi-disciplinary facets of energy landscapes from international experts in a series of 7 online lectures, ranging from social sciences, landscape planning and participation, media studies, environmental planning, human geography to landscape architecture and design.