News and Features

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...
Winter 2017 Newsbytes is here with the latest news from SCARP.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada has presented SCARP's ICP Program with a five-year grant which will keep the one-of-a-kind program running. An article in the Vancouver Sun was published on February 5th. For more information on the ICP program see their website.
In 2014 Leonie Sandercock received a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant to explore the use of film as a catalyst for language revitalization and economic development. In partnership with the Council of the Haida Nation and Kingulliit, the Inuit film production company that made the multiple award-winning  Atanarjuat: the fast runner, Leonie spent a year working with the two Haida...
Dr. Wayne Beggs has joined SCARP as part-time Instructor for the MCRP Indigenous Community Planning concentration. Dr. Beggs holds a Doctorate in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington, a Master of Environmental Design (Planning), from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.  He is a...
The 9th annual SCARP Student Symposium happens Friday, March 3rd at the AMS Nest on the UBC Campus. This year's theme is audacity - bold planning ideas for communities. For information on breakout session topics and keynote speakers go to the symposium website.

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