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Screening of Finding Our Way


 

PIBC & VIFF present a 10th anniversary
screening of Finding Our Way, a documentary
film by Giovanni Attili and Leonie Sandercock
that explores the deep historical wounds and
unresolved conflict among indigenous people,
governments, and industry in Canada.

You're Invited to Join Leonie Sandercock for a fireside chat following the Film

Most Metro Vancouver councillors support mandatory water metering



Most Metro Vancouver councillors support mandatory water metering

While few households in Metro Vancouver have water meters, the political will for mandatory metering is strong, according to a new survey conducted this summer by researchers at the School of Community and Regional Planning of the University of British Columbia.

The researchers surveyed elected councillors and mayors in the region and found that 68 per cent are in favour of mandatory water metering.

Nora Angeles wins Civic Merit Award

SCARP Associate Professor, Nora Angeles has won a Vancouver Civic Merit Award. The award recognizes individuals for achievement in a particular field of endeavour in sports, science, arts, or culture within the city and the province, or in recognition of a specific service.

City Council must vote unanimously to honour someone with the Civic Merit Award. The City began awarding the Civic Merit Award in 1942.

Affordability crisis reaches suburbs -- Penny Gurstein

Affordability crisis reaches Vancouver suburbs increasing homelessness threat: Report

The Globe and Mail reported on a joint study between UBC and the Union Gospel Mission that examines the growing threat of homelessness in Vancouver suburbs.

Penny Gurstein, a professor at UBC’s school for community and regional planning, said this trend has now reached a boiling point.

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Hot off the Press!

PLANNING ON THE EDGE: Vancouver and the Challenges of Reconcilliation, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development (UBC Press, 2019)
Edited by Penny Gurstein and Tom Hutton, with chapters written by SCARP faculty and students

Planning on the Edge explores the reality behind the rhetoric of Vancouver’s reputation as a sustainable city and paves the way for developing Vancouver and its region into a place that is both economically sustainable, socially just and addresses the need for reconciliation with its indigenous populations.  Books are available through bookstores or on-line at UBC Press: ubcpress.ca  

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