4 — Ash Welch, AECOM

May 19, 2021

I speak with Ash Welch on his pioneering use of VR to showcase nature-based solutions.

Dr. Nadina Galle is joined by Ash Welch, Senior Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity Specialist at AECOM, to explore his pioneering use of virtual reality and other immersive technologies for nature conservation and biophilic design, how virtual reality can act as an empathy machine, the most surprising reactions people have to VR, and why ecologists have been slow to adopt this promising new technology.

This podcast is brought to you by the Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform, an innovation of the Connecting Nature project (Grant Agreement No. 730222) under the European Community’s Framework Program Horizon 2020. Produced by Little Red Flames.