Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)

CALP is an interdisciplinary research team at UBC that focuses on community-based research to develop solutions for sustainability and climate change. CALP brings rigorous science and modeling, environmental design, visualization media, and participatory visioning processes to planning low-carbon resilient attractive communities. CALP’s work applies innovative visual tools and video games to engage community stakeholders, co-create knowledge, evaluate people’s responses, advance collective behaviour change, and develop new policies. Recent studies explore alternative futures addressing sea-level rise, urban forestry, renewable energy, and retrofitting neighbourhoods. Download our brochure or visit our website for more information.


Our Team

Core Research Team

  • Stephen R. J. Sheppard, Ph.D.
  • Sara Fryer Barron
  • Jonathan Salter, Ph.D.
  • Deepti Mathew Iype
  • Kai Okazaki
  • Peyvand Forouzandeh


  • Dawood Al-Masslawi (ECE)
  • Rory Tooke
  • David Peacock
  • Shirlene Cote
  • Alicia LaValle
  • Nicole Miller
  • Utkarsh Saxena
  • Joey Lee
  • Lukas Holy
  • Nikki Ng
  • Courtney Miller
  • Malinda Kankanamge

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