News and Features

SCARP's Associate Professor and Associate Director, Maged Senbel was presented with the Dean's Award for Excellence in Service of the Faculty of Applied Science for his exceptional work with the School of Community and Regional Planning students and administration. Maged taught the second year MCRP Planning Studios in 2016-17, connecting with external community partners who...
CityLab Thu Apr.6 2017 By: Richard Florida Link to full text CityLab featured work by Mark Stevens, a professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, that examined the reasons for the increase in vehicle miles driven in the U.S. Stevens found that a household would drive 32 per cent fewer miles if its distance to downtown dropped by 50 per cent.  
On June 1 the first class to hold the degree: Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) will graduate at UBC. Twenty-five MCRP students including 4 students from the Indigenous Community Planning specialization will walk across the Chan Centre stage. The class was first admitted to the department in September 2015. Since then the students have organized a successful SCARP Student Symposium...
SCARP professor Tom Hutton has written a positioning chapter on 'The Cultural Economy of the City: pathways to theory and understanding inequality' in a new book titled 'Inequalities in Creative Cities' edited by Ulrike Gerhard, Michael Hoelscher and David Wilson.
Carleigh Oude-Reimerink recently graduated from the SCARP Masters of Planning program. Her Masters Professional Project explored the creation of a yoga space for passengers at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Carleigh spoke with, and surveyed passengers in the terminals at YVR. She also conducted a mapping exercise to determine which locations would be optimal for this type of space. She...
Close-in land development reduces driving A Huffington Post article highlighted a study on development location by SCARP's Mark Stevens. Calling the research "meticulous" The Huffington Post article says Stevens found there is potential value in providing housing in or close to downtown areas and concluded that “compact development features do not appear to have much...
SCARP's Dr. Larry Frank is listed as the 4th most cited professor of urban planning in North America, according to Tom Sanchez, Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Virginia Tech. 
SCARP alumna and adjunct professor, Dr. Aftab Erfan started her new job with the UBC Office of Equity and Inclusion on March 1st. The announcement from Sara-Jane Finlay, Associate Vice-President Equity and Inclusion read:  On March 1st, Dr. Aftab Erfan joins the Equity & Inclusion Office as the Director, Dialogue and Conflict Engagement. Aftab is a graduate of the School of Community...

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