Designing Community Collaboration for Sustainable Energy Parks
DEEP leans on a political ambition of designing holistic energy parks in Denmark, and recent years of local resistance against renewable energy systems, which increasingly attend to biodiversity and environmental conservation, the so-called green-on-green conflicts.
- The aim of this project is to develop a community-driven model for developers, investors and municipalities to design sustainable energy parks, which include wind turbines, solar panels and PtX plants.
- The design principles of the model will include both local needs and suggestions from citizens and interest groups as well as considerations for improving biodiversity and nature conservation.
- Mitigate time consuming and costly conflicts between private organizations versus citizens and interest groups.
- Provide a platform for designing holistic energy parks, which includes both citizen needs and considerations for improving local nature and biodiversity.
- Present a strategy for community collaboration, including principles and processes for involvement and dialogue, examples of productive communication formats, and initiatives for capacity building.