#OurChangingClimate develops digital networks of the local, everyday ways that communities are experiencing climate change

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Meet the #OurChangingClimate Team

N. Claire Napawan

Brett Snyder

Sheryl-Ann Simpson

"You must draw linkages between people’s interests and the changing world around them."

N. Claire Napawan is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design within the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California Davis. Her research focuses on the investigation of urban public landscapes and their role in supporting community resilience.

"Everything is related to climate change. Everything."

Brett Snyder, AIA is a principal of Cheng+Snyder and an Associate Professor of Design at the University of California, Davis. Snyder works at and researches the intersection of architecture, media, and graphics with a particular interest in urban spaces.

"The key to resilience is community participation."

Sheryl-Ann Simpson is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California Davis. Her research focuses on the relationships between governments and communities.

Project Timeline

  • Project launched
  • Initial partnership establisehd with community-based non-profit, Institute for Sustainable Economic, Education, and Environmental Design (I-SEEED)
  • Generous funding support from the University of California Humanities Research Institute's (UCHRI) Public Partnerships in Humanities Grant and the Hellman Family Foundation
  • First community-based workshops held with San Francisco Bay Area youth groups
  • Project presentation at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) annual conference in Los Angeles
  • #OurChangingClimate digital invitation film launched
  • #OurChangingClimate project team named one of University of California Davis' Climate Action Champions
  • #OurChangingClimate website launched, with support of the University of California's Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Tech for Social Good grant
  • Project presentation at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) annual conference in Salt Lake City
  • Workshop held for University of California Davis community, including faculty, staff, and students
  • Workshop held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in collaboration with the Imagining America annual conference and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Environmental Design
  • Project selected as a finalist for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Eco Place by Design competition in the category of Equity + Inclusion
  • Workshop held at the 2017 California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC) in Santa Barbara
  • Workshops planned for Sacramento and Coachella Valley regions in collaboration with community partners
  • Exhibition planned for the Imagining America annual conference in Davis, CA
  • Workshops planned in various North American, European, and Southeast Asian cities in collaboration with community partners
  • #OurChangingClimate is an expanding project, thanks to its diverse participants and generous contributors

Our Partners

#OurChangingClimate would not be possible without the support of our generous partners.