SCARP in the media
‘A start’: Toronto multiplex policy aimed at boosting housing welcomed by observers
TORONTO STAR | Jun 1, 2023
SCARP's Dr. Penny Gurstein, co-director of UBC’s housing research collaborative, commented on a new policy allowing single family homes in Toronto to be converted into low-rise multiplexes.
Would you pay $800 a month to live in a closet? In Vancouver, that may be all you can afford
CBC | May 27, 2023
SCARP professor emeritus Dr. Penny Gurstein, co-director of UBC’s housing research collaborative, said that B.C. needs “all hands on deck” to deal with the housing crisis.
Is Vancouver a destination for visitors, rather than a community for residents?
CITY NEWS | May 16, 2023
School of community and regional planning professor emeritus Dr. Penny Gurstein discussed the decreasing sense of community in Vancouver.
Second time lucky? Input sought for controversial Beedie proposal for lot in Vancouver's Chinatown
VANCOUVER SUN | May 3, 2023
SCARP PhD candidate Louisa-May Khoo discussed housing for seniors in Vancouver’s Chinatown.
UBC students construct one of Canada’s first ‘carbon-minimal’ hempcrete buildings
GLOBE AND MAIL | Apr 13, 2023
James Olsen, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, commented on Third Space Commons, the new institutional space that is made out of hempcrete.
Climate change is a symptom of ecological overshoot
RABBLE | Apr 3, 2023
Rabble featured School of Community and Regional Planning professor emeritus Dr. William Rees's research on ecological footprint and ecological overshoot.
Critics call out a lack of measures in the federal budget to push down the high cost of housing
CBC | Mar 31, 2023
Professor emeritus Dr. Penny Gurstein from the School of Community and Regional Planning commented on the federal budget's measures on housing and housing affordability.
Turkiye-Syria earthquake: Here's why BC's elite rescue team remains grounded
VANCOUVER SUN | Feb 10, 2023
Dr. Michael Hooper, professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning gave comments on why Canada has not deployed its Canada Task Force 1 to help with the aftermath of the Turkiye-Syria earthquake.
Filipino language classes to begin at Vancouver secondary school
CBC NEWS | Jan 31, 2023
Dr. Leonora Angeles, associate professor at the School of Community and Regional Planning, commented on the introduction of a Filipino language and culture course for students in grades 10 to 12 at Sir Charles Tupper Secondary.
Fact-checking claims about homelessness in Kamloops
THE WREN | Jan 31, 2023
UBC School of Community and Regional Planning's report, Pathways to Homelessness, was referenced for its review on the major pathways relevant to three major disproportionately represented groups.