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Erick Villagomez releases new book

SCARP Instructor Erick Villagomez has released his new book: The Laws of Settlements. 

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? The Laws of Settlements ambitiously describes the principles underlying human settlements of all sizes and across all cultures. It revives, updates and refreshes the ’54 Laws of Settlements’ outlined in Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis’ seminal book Ekistics: An Introduction to the Science of Human Settlements, making them relevant to the problems we face in the 21st century.

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,” 

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UBC Faculty of Applied Science Celebration 2019

The Faculty of Applied Science Dean’s Medal of Distinction was created in 2015 to mark the celebration of the University of British Columbia’s 100th anniversary as one of the founding Faculties of the institution. The medal serves to recognize individuals who have brought high honour to the Faculty and/or who have made longstanding or significant contributions to advance its vision, mission and mandate. Join the Faculty of Applied Science as we celebrate the many individuals whose achievements contributed to our success through the Dean’s Medal of Distinction.

Let's give Leonie Sandercock a big congratulations for achieving the Applied Science Dean's Medal of Distinction - 2019

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