Director Penny Gurstein's farewell message

(Although Penny is ending her term as SCARP Director, she will continue in her role as Professor at SCARP. She will be teaching, supervising students and working with the newly formed Housing Research Collaborative.)

I am ending my 10-year term on August 31, 2018 and a new Director, Dr. Heather Campbell will be starting on Sept. 1, 2018.  Heather is coming from University of Sheffield in the UK and we at SCARP are excited about having her join SCARP.   

Alex Bigazzi calls for caution with drone corridors plan

Assistant professor Alex Bigazzi was asked to comment on the Vancouver-Surrey joint project to create crash free corridors for drones and other autonomous vehicles. The plan is the two cities' joint entry in the Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. The prize is $50 million.

Bigazzi's says: “As long as this is done cautiously and prudently, this is a good opportunity to explore better ways to integrate autonomous vehicles with non-autonomous vehicles and cyclists and pedestrians,” 


Vancouver Sun

Mon Oct 22 2018
By: Leonora Angeles
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The Vancouver Sun published an op-ed about the housing crisis by SCARP Associate Professor Leonora Angeles

“We need a multi-pronged and multi-sectoral strategy to make any short- and long-term housing plan work,” Angeles wrote.


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