November 24, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Brett Milligan, an assistant professor of landscape architecture and environmental design in the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology, will speak at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in 1003 Kemper Hall, on the UC Davis campus. His presentation is titled “Choreographing Sediments.” Admission is free.

Brett Milligan, a UC Davis assistant professor of landscape architecture and environmental design, will speak at noon Nov. 24 in 1003 Kemper Hall.

Brett Milligan, a UC Davis assistant professor of landscape architecture and environmental design, will speak at 12 p.m. on Nov. 24 in 1003 Kemper Hall

Milligan completed his undergraduate degree in anthropology, with honors, at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He earned a master’s degree in landscape architecture, with academic distinction, in 2006 at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. During that time, he also worked professionally as a designer for landscape architecture firms in San Francisco, Charlottesville and Portland, Ore. He spent one year as a visiting professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s Department of Landscape Architecture, and then returned to spend three years as an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He joined the UC Davis faculty in 2013.

His research focuses on landscape architecture, urbanism, environmental restoration, regional environmental planning, regenerative infrastructure, industrial ecology, dredge landscapes, landscape modeling and mapping, citizen science and the theory of landscape change. He’s a member of the Dredge Research Collaborative, which explores methods and frameworks to optimally reuse the sediments dredged from waterways to build and restore wetlands, shorelines and multi-functional landscapes. This research is being carried out across multiple regions of the United States and Canada, as well as in the California Bay Delta. Part of his research involves the use of drones to photograph and study landscapes.

This Fall 2015 Seminar Series is hosted by the UC Davis Industrial Ecology (IE) Program. Each seminar topic is open to research founded on principles of industrial ecology (even if the research wasn’t originally conceived in terms of IE). Industrial ecology has been defined as “the study of the flows of materials and energy in industrial and consumer activities, or more broadly to the effects of these flows on the environment, and of the influences of economic, political, regulatory and social factors on the flow, use and transformation of resources.” (White, R. 1994. Preface. The Greening of Industrial Ecosystems, edited by B. R. Allenby and R. J. Deanna. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.) Design practices — such as green chemistry and green engineering; urban metabolism; life cycle assessment; emission or nutrient flow analyses; environmental impact assessment, and nearly all systematic analyses of resource and waste flows (to land, water and air) — all fall within the scope of industrial ecology.

This seminar series gives students, staff and faculty an opportunity to learn more about industrial ecology, and the UC Davis faculty and students who are conducting IE-related research.

The series features three programs, all held in 1003 Kemper Hall. Each seminar includes a 40–45-minute presentation, followed by a 15–20-minute Q&A session. The series began Oct. 29, with a presentation by Alissa Kendall; and continued on Nov. 17 with a talk by Barbara S. Linke.

Room 1003, Kemper Hall

Room 1003, Kemper Hall

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