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Mark Stevens' "study of studies" appears in JAPA

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 influence on driving.”

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SCARP Prof’s SSHRC grant becomes Haida film project

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 communities in Skidegate and Old Massett holding community story gathering workshops, script writing workshops, and a writing contest that selected three young Haida to develop a feature film script.

US News & World Report picks up Alex Bigazzi's research

SCARP Transportation Planning Assistant Professor, Dr. Alex Bigazzi, was interviewed by the Huffington Post about his recent research on just how healthy walking and cycling are when the faster we travel, the more polluted air we inhale. Dr. Bigazzi has discovered that there is an optimally healthy speed to travel that may be slower than you think.

Here is the Huffington Post interview.

 

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CityLab

Thu Apr.6 2017
By: Richard Florida
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CityLab featured work by Mark Stevens, a professor at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, that examined the reasons for the increase in vehicle miles driven in the U.S.

Stevens found that a household would drive 32 per cent fewer miles if its distance to downtown dropped by 50 per cent.

 

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