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Decision Center for a Desert City Water/Climate Briefing: Visualizing Climate Change to Develop Local Solutions

Stephen R. J. Sheppard

  • Ph.D., ASLA, Professor
  • Director of Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)
  • Faculty of Applied Sciences, School of Archtecture
  • Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry
  • University of British Columbia

How do we communicate and visually demonstrate the invisible threat of climate change in our local communities?

In his recent book, Visualizing Climate Change: A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions, Dr. Stephen Sheppard demonstrates how we can use climate change visualizations to assist decision makers and inspire a call to action.

Using dramatic visual imagery such as 3D and 4D visualizations of future landscapes, community mapping, and iconic photographs, extensive color imagery explains how climate change works where we live, and reveals how we often conceal, misinterpret, or overlook the evidence of climate change impacts and our carbon usage that cause them.

Dr. Sheppard received a B.A./M.A. in Agricultural and Forest Sciences from Oxford, a M.Sc. in Forestry at the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Planning at University of California, Berkeley.

Considered an expert in visualization, Sheppard has over 30 years experience in environmental assessment and public participation.

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Monday, December 2, 2013
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.