Douglas Robb

Doug is an interdisciplinary researcher and educator trained in landscape architecture and geography. His research investigates the complex landscapes that emerge through political and technological agendas of energy transition, with a focus on rural lands in North America.

Doug holds a PhD in Geography at the University of British Columbia, where he was a Vanier Doctoral Scholar, and an MLA from the University of Toronto, where he was awarded the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Award of Merit. He was previously a designer at Spackman Mossop Michaels in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, Doug was the inaugural Ian McHarg Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and a Research Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

Doug is grateful to live and work on on the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta Region III.