News and Features

SCARP Post Doctoral Fellow, Oscar Zapata has looked into the question of faith in the face of natural disasters, his findings are perhaps not quite what we would have expected. Read Lou Corpuz-Bosshart's story about Oscar's research.   Media coverage of Oscar's research includes the following stories: Global: https://globalnews.ca/news/4264762/natural-disasters-...
SCARP graduates gather with UBC President Santa Ono to celebrate the completion of their degrees.
SCARP unveils first digital archive of Habitat conferences On May 31, SCARP will launch the first comprehensive digital archive of the Habitat conferences—the landmark United Nations-led events that focus on housing and sustainable urban development.The archive offers a rich and historically significant collection of audiovisual materials and documents from Habitat I and II, held in 1976 and...
SCARP's Penny Gurstein has been appointed to the BC Housing Board of Commissioners, a provincial body that oversees policy implementation and provides strategic guidance to BC Housing, to help deliver on government’s plan for housing affordability and fairness. The full announcement from the BC government can be found here.  
      Please enjoy the last edition of the 2017-18 Newsbytes. It's been a busy year. Thank-you to editor Cody Kenny for all his work on this year's newsletter!  
Distinguished Practice Professor, Larry Beasley will head The Vancouver Lab, a 2-week workshop for students and international planners. Go to The Vancouver Lab website for more information.
  Oscar Zapata, a postdoctoral fellow with SCARP's Water Planning Lab was interviewed on Roundhouse Radio about water supply. He talked about the water crises in other parts of the world including Cape Town in South Africa and recommended better water management to avert a potential crisis in metro Vancouver. These measures would include universal water metering to...
SCARP adjunct professor Matt Hern together with Am Johal will launch their new book: Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life at the Western Front on Wednesday, March 28th at 7pm and at the Surrey SFU Lbirary on Thursday, March 29th at 6 pm. Overview Confounded by global warming and in search of an affirmative politics that links ecology with social change, Matt Hern and Am...
Important - Change of Venue SCARP ICP Presentations   To our students, families and partners,   Due to unforeseen circumstances - the venue of this Friday's SCARP-Indigenous Community Planning concentration end of the year event has changed.    Time - same as before - 8:30 am start.   New location for...
Heather Campbell, a professor of Town and Regional Planning and an advisor in the Office of the Vice Chancellor at the University of Sheffield, has been named the new director of UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP). Her five-year appointment will begin on September 1, 2018.   One of the world’s foremost planning theorists, Campbell previously headed the...
Startup rolls into vehicle-sharing world with electric tricycles Metro News Sun Mar 4 2018 By: Wanyee Li Link to full text Metro News interviewed Alex Bigazzi, a civil engineering and (SCARP) transportation-planning professor at UBC, for an article about a Vancouver vehicle-sharing startup. “There is potentially a condition of too many of these services but...
UBC Applied Science is hosting its largest showcase of the year – Design and Innovation Day – on April 5, 2018 at the Vancouver Campus! The showcase will feature senior design and research projects across Engineering, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Community and Regional Planning and Nursing. Come and learn about science and technology through a variety of fun and exciting projects...
The Winter edition of the SCARP newsletter Newsbytes is hot off the press. Read all about it.
The theme of ENCOMPASS, the 2018 SCARP Student Symposium, is Broading the Scope of Planning. Encompass is about embracing unexpected connections and taking planning in new directions. At the 10th annual SCARP Symposium we gather inspiration from diverse sources, finding fresh ideas by looking within – and beyond – the traditional boundaries of planning. Come prepared to challenge assumptions,...
The most e-mailed and most reposted article in the Tyee is by SCARP's Bill Rees: https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2018/01/18/Housing-Crisis-Really-About-Globalization/ "Clump [all] the [empty] units [in the lower mainland] together and the resultant ghost town would be one of the largest in the province."
 - For more information contact Lou Corpuz-Bosshart, UBC Public Affairs Vancouver, Calgary and Sochi. Beijing, London and Rio. How does an Olympic host city fare after the fanfare fades and the stars and their adoring crowds go home? It’s a question that has fascinated Canadian long-track speed skating champion Christine Nesbitt for years. The three-time Olympian hung up her...
Penny Gurstein, SCARP Director and Professor, was interviewed by Global 's CKNW about revenue from legalized marijuana. Penny said a portion of the revenue should go toward housing and services to address mental health and addictions:  “Different kinds of housing for people who are in different stages of recovery. You need detox centres but you need housing for...
  SCARP Assistant Professor Dr. Jordi Honey-Rosés has received a SSHRC Discovery grant for his new research project: "No one showed up at our public meeting. Testing theories of public engagement in the context of groundwater management." The grant is worth $72,726. Jordi will be working with two collaborators, Juan Ramon Diaz Calderon and Paul ...
Dr. Leonie Sandercock, SCARP Professor, has received a SSHRC Insight grant to continue her study: "Evaluating film as a catalyst for Indigenous community development in a remote northern community". The initial stage of the work involves a feature-length film based on Haida storytelling, filming to begin this year.
The Fall 2017 Newsbytes newsletter is here! Read all about SCARP's new Studies Abroad PLAN 545C in Barcelona! Tim McDaniels retires after 25 years at SCARP! And more... All in the Fall 2017 Newsbytes ​

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