Professor in sustainable landscape planning, aesthetics, and visualization in the Faculty of Forestry and Landscape Architecture program at UBC
Interviewed via videoconference
Stephen teaches in sustainable landscape planning, aesthetics, and visualization in the Faculty of Forestry and Landscape Architecture program at UBC. He received a BA/MA in Agricultural and Forest Sciences at Oxford, a MSc. in Forestry at UBC, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Planning at UC. Berkeley. He directs the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP), an interdisciplinary research group using perception-testing and immersive/interactive visualization to support public awareness and collaborative planning on climate change and sustainability issues. He has over 30 years’ experience in environmental assessment and public participation internationally. He has written or co-written two books on visual simulation, and recently published "Visualizing Climate Change: A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive guide to visual communication of climate change. Current research interests lie in perceptions of climate change and renewable energy, planning for low-carbon resilient communities and video games as a community engagement tool on climate change.