Dr. Chris Ling is a recent post-doctoral émigré from England, now living in Victoria, British Columbia. He grew up in suburban south-eastern England with a short diversion to Sheffield in Yorkshire. His background is in Environmental Sciences which he read at Southampton University. A short, enlightening but ultimately unfulfilling stint in consultancy led to seven years in Manchester working on a number of landscape, sustainability and quality of life capital orientated research projects. During this time he also acheived an M.Sc in Pollution and Environmental control and a PhD in Planning and Landscape examining quality of life capital in post-industrial landscapes. His main areas of research interest are landscape multifunctionality, quality of life capital, urban fringe and post-industrial landscapes and sustainability. Chris also enjoys hiking, orienteering and many other enriching activities.