UH Energy and the Center for Public History co-hosted guest speaker Wes Michaels at the University of Houston on March 25, 2014. Wes Michaels spoke on the topic of Energy, Culture and Landscapes, addressing the intersection of energy production and culture, and how these two forces interact in our urban landscapes. Michaels reported on factors such as biofuels and wind power, water infrastructure, and how energy production affects the distribution and management of shared resources.
Wes Michaels is an associate professor of landscape architecture at the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University, co-founder of the LSU Urban Landscapes Lab and founding principal of the award-winning firm, Spackman Mossop Michaels, based in New Orleans. His research explores the relationship of ecological, environmental and cultural systems in urbane landscapes.