AAG Annual Meeting





Dear Presidents of Regional Divisions of the AAG, Brno Energy Landscape Colleagues, past AAG presenters, AAG Specialty Group Chairs, and all other interested parties:


We are organizing a session in the 2012 in New York city on the topic of Energy Landscapes

We are particularly interested in papers on the following topics:

·         Sequential and transitional landscapes such as when oil fields become wind farms, when coal mines become housing tracts or recreational lakes

·         Concurrent landscapes such as when agricultural is matched with energy development (e.g. wind turbines, etc.)

·         Precluded landscapes such as when a landscape is contaminated by an energy activity and is judged inappropriate for other land use (e.g. nuclear energy) or is formally designated for a particular

non-energy purpose (e.g. nature, military, recreation), which subsequently shapes its destiny with regards to energy extraction   

·         Landscape conversion from energy to some other use or vice versa (e.g. Brownfield to Greenfield; farming to mining)

·         Public reactions to landscape changes near and far (including for example biofuel landscapes in the global south)

·         The relationship between landscape, community, culture and energy

·         Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches to studying energy landscapes (e.g. linking natural science with social science approaches;  e.g. comparing local publi c perceptions on technology

in different locations).



AAG 2012 Call For Papers, 24-28 February, New York City


Title: The Changing Energy Landscapes of North America and Europe



Martin J. (Mike) Pasqualetti< /b> (School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe,  AZ, USA). Pasqualetti@asu.edu

Dan van der Horst (School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Birmingham University, UK). d.vanderhorst@bham.ac.uk




Landscapes of wide variety (physical, social, symbolic) are shaped by energy activities of all types.  Some of the more traditional energy landscapes include coal mines and waste tips, subsided land surface, transmission and pipeline corridors, nuclear waste sites, and even urban areas of various forms.  Newer landscapes are being produced today from continued development of renewable resources such as wind, geothermal and solar.  Some of the old landscapes are being repurposed, transitioning from waste heaps to recreational sites, from sub-stations to art museums, from abandoned mines to tourist destinations.  Energy extraction has attracted people and stimulated communities, while the cessation of activities has created derelict landscapes with economically impoverished and stigmatized communities.  This session emphasizes how and why the energy landscapes of North America and Europe are changing and what it tells us about how human relationships with the land, including what attracts people, what repels them, and how people respond when land already occupied is to be converted to the generation of more power for everyone who needs it.


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