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SCARP Book Will Appeal to a Large Audience

On June 17th, School of Community and Regional Planning alumni, students, and faculty gathered at the UBC Bookstore to launch the new comprehensive planning book, Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach, edited by SCARP PhD Alumna Ren Thomas. Various contributing authors were present at the launch to answer questions and discuss their specific contributions to the book, which features over thirty planning case studies.

New Book Makes Planning Accessibile

Editor Ren Thomas' new book: Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach was launched on June 17th at the UBC Bookstore. The book uses case studies to demonstrate the multidisciplinary and participatory approach used by community and regional planners. For a full story on the book launch see Claire Kiernan's article: https://apsc.ubc.ca/news/2016/06/book-launch-planning-canada-takes-new-approach-preparing-students .

Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach - New book from Ren Thomas

SCARP Alumnus Ren Thomas has written a new book that includes a range of practice and research based cases in eight areas: community and social planning, urban form and public health, natural resource management, housing, participatory processes, urban design, urban redevelopment, and transportation and infrastructure planning. They include examples from urban, rural, and Aboriginal communities across the country.

Aftab Erfan PhD 2013

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The School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) continues to mourn the 215 children found in the mass grave at the Kamloops Residential School.

SCARP honours the collective strength of Tk’emlups te Secwepemc for leading - and spending their own resources on - the recovery efforts. We offer our condolences to all survivors of the Indian residential school system and their families. While this news is shocking, it is not surprising. Residential school survivors, families, and community leaders have known the reality that far more Indigenous students died in these schools than has been documented.  As several Indigenous leaders and experts have said, including former senator Murray Sinclair, Canadians should be prepared for more discoveries like Kamloops.

SCARP recognizes the role of professional planning in perpetuating acts of settler colonialism that continue to...

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