Helena Solman is a PhD candidate at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University. Her research focus is on the process of participation in the wind energy projects in European Union. She focuses on innovative wind energy models that incoorporates public perceptions, values and practices. During her academic education she gained an interdiciplinary research skills in the MSc Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning (WUR) and BSc Tourism (WUR). In her professional career she worked as a consultant in the domain of urban planning. Her main project included establishmenet of a regional food council for the Amsterdam Metopolitan Region.