The planners, engineers and consultants of Witteveen+Bos are taking part in an energy transition which is pacing up every day. They are currently working on a wide range of wind- solar- and industrial energy projects in the Netherlands, Belgium and further abroad.
Built and unbuilt environments face the challenge of a rapid turn to the use of non-fossile energy resources. In the meantime, communities and governments want to maintain the liveability of their environment. The outcome of this challenge is unsure, which often results in a lack of political and communal support for the implementation of energy projects, for example wind, solar or high voltage lines.
Witteveen+Bos his story shows the importance of an in-depth baseline report, starting with analyses of the current local and regional landscape, environmental condition and economic strengths. This baseline report can only be made in close cooperation with local communities.
Witteveen+Bos illustrates their story with examples from our current project practice in the province of Friesland and Flevoland. During their presentation, they ask all the participants to actively take part in a live survey that result in shared conclusions about the role planners face in the energy transition of the forthcoming decades.