Assistant Professor Julia Harten receives 2021 Henry Reining Award

Our very own Julia Harten, Assistant Professor here at SCARP, has received the Henry Reining Award from the University of Southern California's Sol Price School of Public Policy. 

This annual award recognizes the best dissertation written in public policy and management. Julia was recognized by the Reining award for her dissertation, "Crowded with Potential: Housing and Social Mobility Strategies Among China’s Educated Migrants".

UBC Canada Research Chairs Appointed (New) - Martino Tran




In its 20th year, the Canada Research Chairs Program continues to provide opportunities for researchers to excel in their fields, and build teams of experts at Canadian institutions. In spring 2020, the first of two cycles of fudning to be announced this year, the Government of Canada invested $140 million towards 182 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs including six new and renewed chairs at UBC:

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



Research by SCARP faculty member, Jordi Honey-Rosés, has been published in the leading planning journal, the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA). The research used an innovative experimental research design to test how perceptions of public space might change when more people were added to the public realm. The study found that increasing the number of public users in a residential neighbourhood may slightly decrease the perceived quality of the public space. Women’s perceptions differ from those of men, and women are more sensitive to the addition of public users. The study illustrates how planners may use public life experiments to anticipate how the public might respond to future changes in the public realm.

The article has been posted Open Access and may be downloaded here

(link to: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01944363.2020.1846597?src= )


Figure 3. A comparison of mean Likert scores of surveyed public users during typical conditions (without additional public users) and during the experimental treatment (with people).


Honey-Rosés, J., O. Zapata. 2021. The impacts of residential densification on the perceptions of...

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