With new eyes to see: engaging communities on climate change with visual learning tools

Stephen Sheppard, University of British Columbia
October 4, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Bob Wright Centre, Room A104
University of Victoria
Victoria , BC

Have you seen climate change? The signs of global warming (its impacts, causes and potential solutions) are all around us – from extreme weather to monster homes, from golf carts to backyard chickens.  Discover the surprising ways we conceal, overlook, and ignore the evidence before our eyes.  Learn how we can use visual media - from photo-albums to video games – to view our communities through a new climate change lens. Peek into a modern crystal ball to see what the future looks like in a low-carbon world. Let BC author and scientist Stephen Sheppard take you on an eye-opening journey into the future and around the block, drawing on his new book "Visualizing Climate Change".

Stephen Sheppard, PhD., ASLA, is Professor of Forest Resources Management and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia.  He is a Sustainability Research Fellow at UBC and at University of Plymouth, UK; directs the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP); and is Theme Leader for the Social Mobilization research theme at the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).  He has degrees from Oxford and UBC, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Planning from UC Berkeley. He has published four books and numerous papers on visioning and visualization methods, public perceptions, decision support, and community engagement/communications. His latest book, Visualizing Climate Change, published by Earthscan/Routledge (http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781844078202/), shows what the causes, impacts and solutions for global warming look like in existing and future communities, and provides a guide to ethical visual communication of climate change.

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Please note: We apologize for the sound quality of the below webcast recording. There was a problem with the microphone which has since been fixed.


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