Dr. Stephen Sheppard teaches in sustainable landscape planning, aesthetics, and visualization in the Faculty of Forestry and Landscape Architecture programme 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), a research group using perception-testing and interactive 3D visualization tools to support public awareness-building, policy change, and collaborative planning on climate change and sustainability issues. Stephen has over 25 years’ experience in environmental assessment and public participation internationally.
He has written or co-written two books on visual simulation, is a contributor to the BC Chapter of the Canadian National Assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation, and was a reviewer of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Current research interests include climate change planning, outreach, and community engagement; visioning methods and visualization of climate change causes, impacts, and mitigation/adaptation; low-carbon future scenarios visualized in the CIRS Decision Theatre; community energy planning, renewables and energy literacy; public perceptions, aesthetics and sustainability; social aspects of forestry.
For more information see the CALP website: www.calp.forestry.ubc.ca