April 14, 2014, a ceremony was held at NIGLAS for Prof. Darryl LOW CHOY who had been approved to be supported by the program of Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists which is aimed to welcome the most talented oversea scientists to work in CAS for at least 2 months and up to 12 months. On the ceremony, Prof. Shen Ji, Director of NIGLAS, awarded a the Official certificate to Prof. Darryl LOW CHOY on behalf ot CAS. Over 20 scholars and students from NIGLAS attended the ceremony.
After the ceremony, Prof. Darryl LOW CHOY gave an excelent lecture on Integrating Adaptation into Human Settlement Planning and Towards a Water Sensitive City Region. His presentation focused on principles for human settlements adaption to climate change and natural hazards. And then he provided a brief introduction to the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities and his Program dealing with water sensitive urbanism which focuses on the influence of urban and peri-urban configurations on resource flows across a range of landscape scales.
Prof. Darryl LOW CHOY is Professor of Environmental and Landscape Planning and Head of the Planning Discipline at Griffith University. His current research is focused on climate change adaptation for human settlements, planning for natural resource management, strategic post disaster recovery and the relationship between science and planning. He is currently leading research related to a number of Indigenous planning projects, including an ARC grant looking at the incorporation of indigenous landscape values into regional planning processes and an NCCARF grant examining Indigenous climate change adaptation in urban and peri-urban communities. He chairs the Queensland State Government’s Regional Landscape and Open Space Advisory Committee and the Rural and Greenspace Policy Forum associated with the State Government’s SEQ regional planning initiative. He is the author of 2 books, 20 book chapters, 23 journal papers and 31 research reports.