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Dr. Eric Higgs

PHD, PROFESSOR, VISUALIZATION LAB, UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA

CLA works closely in collaboration with the University of Victoria’s Visualization Lab. Together we explore ecological design and the integration of design practices with ecological realities.


Dr. Eric Higgs studies how we intervene responsibly in ecosystems undergoing rapid change. His work is anchored in ecological restoration, exploring the implications of rapid change on ecosystems and tracking historical change. He directs the interdisciplinary field-based Mountain Legacy Project, studying long-term landscape change in Canada’s mountains using repeat photography to explore.mountainlegacy.ca.


Eric's 2003 book, Nature By Design: People, Natural Process and Ecological Restoration (2003) describes restoration as a “wild” design practice. He co-leads a research collaboration with Christine Lintott Architects Inc. exploring ecological design and the integration of design practices with ecological realities.

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