Indigenous Community Planning (ICP)


Honoured friends and relatives,
As Chief of Musqueam Indian Band, I welcome the Community and Regional Planning students that have come to the University of British Columbia, located on the traditional, unceded lands of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people.
Through a strong partnership, the SCARP program incorporates Musqueam’s award-winning Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP): nə́c̓aʔmat tə šxʷqʷeləwən ct (We are of One Heart and Mind). First created in 2011 and updated in 2018, we are working hard to implement the Musqueam CCP recommendations and realize our community vision.
Whether you are new to this territory or have lived here for many years, on behalf of Musqueam, I hope you enjoy your time learning and living in Vancouver.
Thank you all, hay ce:p q̓ə
Chief Wayne Sparrow
Wayne Sparrow

The Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) Program is a concentration within the dual-accredited MCRP program, and has been designated a noteworthy practice by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).

Overview of ICP

ICP Concentration Design

The People of ICP

More ICP Infosources:

ICP Student Handbook

ICP Brochure 


SCARP gratefully acknowledges funding from the Real Estate Foundation of BC (2012-2022); Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) (2016-2021); the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund of UBC (2011-2014); and the Faculty of Applied Science, without whose generous support this program would not exist.

Some more words about ICP

“The Indigenous Community Planning program (MCRP-ICP) is the leading example of its kind in Canada, and perhaps North America. Given the extraordinary circumstances of Indigenous land claims in British Columbia, this program is a vital offering for the Faculty, University and Province to meet their Reconciliation obligations and new responsibilities stemming from the adoption of the UNDRIP. SCARP and the collaborating First Nations should be commended for the long and difficult work to establish the partnerships required to deliver this important program.” 
-Planning Standards Board representatives during their 2022 accreditation of MCRP program 
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