Collaborative For Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)

Collaborative For Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP)

An interdisciplinary research team in the Faculty of Forestry, CALP focuses on community-based research to develop solutions for sustainability and climate change by bringing science and modeling, environmental design, visualizations, and participatory visioning processes to planning low-carbon, resilient communities.

Featured research: Data integration for health, greenspace, and climate resilience across the Cascadia corridor

Research demonstrates strong links between nature and levels of human health and wellbeing. However, relationships between urban forestry practice, health outcomes on the ground, and emerging climate change impacts and solutions have yet to be clearly established.

This project brings together leading urban forestry and health researchers from UBC and The University of Washington with partners from health authorities in south west BC, and the City of Surrey. The research forms the first step in creating a corridor-wide data platform concerning nature, human health & community resilience planning, with metro
Seattle and Vancouver to become the first hubs of a broader network.