Smart Cities of the future shall include spaces were the inhabitants live close to Built environment Wind energy Technologies (BWT) and related structures and infrastructure. As past and current experience with wind energy shows, these moving and in some cases large structures very often receive significant opposition by communities. This is most often relevant for new technologies and changes in society, and may relate to nuisance, aesthetics, processes or communication issues. Therefore, acceptance issues have to be integrated carefully when considering new technologies including in particular BWT, in the general planning as well as for specific projects. The factors that need to be considered carefully include aspects related to policy, legislation, planning and environmental issues. Communication and processes also need to be respected while industry needs to address the challenges to design and produce socially acceptable products.

Working Group 3 targets at gathering information on the current state of knowledge and also in comparing the situation in various European countries. This is achieved through review of published sources and literature but also through surveys and interviews with interested parties and groups in society. Based on the findings of this assessment, some approaches are developed for future implementation. In the last phase, a strategy for stakeholder dialogue is proposed bringing together the authorities, industry and research entities to test the approaches and to prepare the ground for the BWT to become reality through implementation in Smart Cities.


Working Group 3 members
Chair Prof. Ruben Paul Borg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Malta
Vice-chair Dr. Neveen Hamza This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. UK
  Dr. Christos EFSTATHIADES This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cyprus
  Dr. Mantas MARCIUKAITIS This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Lithuania
  Mr. Conor NORTON This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ireland
  Ms. Stefanie HUBER This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Switzerland
  Prof. Mate SRSEN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Croatia

 

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