John Friedmann Passes

Dr. John Friedmann has died at the age of 91. John was an honorary professor at SCARP, serving as a voice of wisdom for the department, after years of work in the field of planning. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Leonie Sandercock, SCARP Professor and his daughter Manuela Friedmann, of Los Angeles. In the past year John was given many honours in tribute to his huge contribution to the planning profession.


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.”

Huffington Post

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.


SCARP Assistant Professor Alex Bigazzi's recent research on optimum exertion on emission filled city roads has influenced planning around North America. A recent UBC profile gives the details: http://faculty-staff.ubc.ca/2017/05/26/alex-bigazzis-silver-bullet/ 

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