UO Virtual Workshop


Designing Place-Based Renewable Energy Infrastructure:

Exploring Opportunities and Challenges for the Pacific Northwest Region 

Coming January 2023 


The "Designing Place-Based Renewable Energy Infrastructure: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges for the Pacific Northwest Region" workshop aims to support participating designers, energy professionals, and local stakeholders in developing and visualizing design strategies for integrating renewable energy infrastructure into existing landscapes and communities. Participants will explore and develop these design strategies through three case studies addressing the Pacific Northwest's urban, rural, and coastal communities. The products of this workshop are intended to aid local communities in understanding the benefits and trade-offs that new renewable energy development will bring, ultimately supporting them in adopting localized renewable energy infrastructure that supports their cultures, landscapes, and long-term visions.

Sponsored by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the University of Oregon will host the two-part virtual workshop from 12:00 - 2:45 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time) on January 10 and 12, 2023.

Snow days at the University of Oregon outside of the Lillis Business Center.

We welcome landscape architects and other design, planning, and engineering professionals, policymakers, and community stakeholders, including representatives of municipalities, regional agencies, utilities, non-profits, businesses, and community groups.

Experts outside the Pacific Northwest are welcome to bring their insights to these regional challenges. Full-time participants will be acknowledged in the post-workshop report that PNNL will publish in 2023.

Please sign up for the workshop using the application form. We will contact you shortly with more information, including the zoom link invitation. 

You can find more information about the PNNL Renewable Energy Landscapes Initiative and this workshop here: https://www.pnnl.gov/projects/renewable-energy-landscapes

View of the Willamette River.

Designing Place-Based Renewable Energy Infrastructure Dates and Times

Virtual Workshop will be held on:
January 10, 12 - 2:45 PM PST
January 12, 12 - 2:45 PM PST

RSVP and join us!



UO Workshop Team

Yekang Ko photo.

Yekang Ko
Landscape Architecture

Alexandra Rempel

Alexandra Rempel
Environmental Studies

Photo of Meier

Briana Meier
Environmental Studies

Photo of Ignacio Lopez Buson

Ignacio Lopez Buson
Landscape Architecture

Philip Speranza photo.

Philip Speranza

Robert Ribe photo.

Robert Ribe
Landscape Architecture

Yeongseo Yu photo.

Yeongseo Yu
University of Oregon




Main Contact

Yekang Ko photo.

Yekang Ko, PhD
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon
Senior Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Joint Appointment)