David T. Brown is a founding faculty member of the Department of Tourism and Environment at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Brown’s diverse academic background in ecology, urban and environmental studies, systems theory, sustainability, and environmental policy informs his current work, which includes cultural and natural heritage mapping, sustainable tourism, and the use of mobile digital technologies for environmental interpretation.
He has been active in trail and greenway research in Niagara since the mid 1990s, and is a founder of the Niagara Greenbelt Gateway Website, an innovative integrated tourism platform which pioneered online digital resources for interpretation, wayfinding, community engagement, and sustainable tourism. He lectures on sustainable transportation, integrated waste management, tourism and environmental heritage. He has lived and worked in many parts of the world including Thailand, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and China. He represented Brock internationally for five years as AVP for International Cooperation and Director of Brock International. Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. from McGill University and a B.Sc. (Agr.) from Macdonald College.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- …By Understanding Context and Reconciling Kerouac with Our Inner Chicken
A response to “To build or not to build a road… how do we honor the landscape?”
- An Interview with David T. Brown
Watch David discuss tourism and mapping in this video.