Wind Energy - Visual Impacts and Public Perceptions
“Scenic Considerations and Wind Energy in Wyoming”
On June 17, 2009, the Wind Visual project held “Scenic Considerations and Wind Energy in Wyoming.” This full-day workshop focused on the scenic impacts of rapid wind turbine development that residents in and near Laramie Wyoming are facing. Through presentations, discussions, photographic exercises, interactive polls, and a bus tour of wind turbine sites, participants in the workshop shared their desires for the future of wind development in their community.
The workshop was held in partnership with Scenic America, the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute for Environmental and Natural Resources, and the Conservation Districts in Medicine Bow, Laramie River, and Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins.
“Michigan Wind Energy Landscape Symposium”
The Michigan Wind Energy Landscape Symposium was held in Manistee, Michigan, on July 6, 2011, and involved 21 participants from six Manistee and Benzie County townships.
In addition to being one phase of the Understanding Wind Initiative, the Symposium is part of a research project funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation to Dr. Roopali Phadke at Macalester College. This broader project aims to better understand the role of public deliberation in the siting of wind energy projects across the nation. Two other similar symposia will be scheduled over the next year in other states.
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“Minnesota Wind Energy Landscape Symposium”
The Minnesota Wind Energy Landscape Symposium was held in Moorhead, Minnesota, on November 10, 2011, and involved 21 participants.
“Western Massachusetts Wind Energy Symposium”
North Adams, Massachusetts
The Western Massachusetts Wind Energy Landscape Symposium was held in North Adams, Massachusetts, on July 26, 2012, and involved 24 participants.
Last updated September 2011.
This work by Roopali Phadke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.