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SCARP Turns 65

On June 9th, SCARP celebrated its 65th Anniversary. The celebration took place at Cecil Green Park House at UBC. The celebration was well attended with about a total of 100 Faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The celebration began with some mingling, door prizes which included 3 books, and the SCARP timeline activity where attendees could add to the timeline if they thought anything was missing from SCARP’s history. Alumni from each decade since 1970s, spoke of their experience at the school as well as where they had gone with their planning degree. Another SCARP success!

Will Trousdale's Ecoplan International Wins CIP Award

Ecoplan International, led by SCARP Alumni and adjunct professor Will Trousdale, has won an Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Award for Planning Excellence for Indigenous planning, along with the Cowichan Tribes:

 

Aboriginal Community Planning and Development

Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation and Mobility Plan (Cowichan Valley, BC)

Awarded to: EcoPlan International and Cowichan Tribes

Ren Thomas to Launch New Planning Book June 17th

Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach, a new book edited by SCARP Alumna Ren Thomas, will be launched at the UBC Bookstore on June 17th. Dr. Thomas, a SCARP PhD (2011) and Masters (2007) graduate, is about to start a her new Assistant Professor position at the Dalhousie University School of Planning.  The book contains chapters from a number of SCARP faculty, adjunct faculty and former students.  This type of book is a first for Canadian planning and it is sure to be widely used in planning programs.   

SCARP Students Receive Honourable Mention in 2016 Hines Competition

Three SCARP Master's students have been recognized with an Honourable Mention in the 2016 Hines Competition, organized by the Urban Land Institute.  Alix Krahn, Aaron Lao, and Sander Mozo were part of a five-member interdisciplinary team from UBC, along with Anežka Gočová (SALA) and Mark Chen (Sauder).  The submission, "The Gradient City", proposed the completion of the vision for Midtown Atlanta by providing a spectrum of diverse urban experiences connecting across an underdeveloped site.

 

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An article in the Vancouver Sun by Langara instructor Peter Prontzos quotes SCARP's Dr. William Rees' comments about Canada's worsening water crisis. Rees believes the government is shirking their duty to ensure citizens' safety and well being by ignoring our dwindling water supply for the sake of selling oil and hydro electric power.

Boiling mad over Canada's water crisis
Vancouver Sun
Fri, 11/25/2016

Author: Peter G. Prontzos

 

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