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2014 Dialogues on our City’s Future

The University Women's Club of Vancouver at Hycroft presents Tuesday Dialogues from 7 pm to 9:30 pm (Doors open 6:30). Moderated by Dr. Penny Gurstein, UBC Director SCARP.

Jan 21 Dr. Tom Hutton, Professor SCARP
"Vancouver as a sustainable city” Is this statement Rhetoric or Reality?

Feb 4 Dr. Larry Frank, Professor SCARP
Environmental and Health Impacts of Community Design: What are the Tools for creating Co-Benefits?

Congratulations Bill Rees and Mathis Wackernagel, a SCARP PhD graduate, for winning the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability

Please join us in congratulating Bill Rees and Mathis Wackernagel, a SCARP PhD graduate, for winning the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability AND the Kenneth E. Boulding Award from the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) for the development of the Ecological Footprint!  See links for further details. 

Congratulations, Leonie Sandercock was awarded Honorary Doctorate by Roskilde University

Leonie Sandercock, Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Roskilde University in Denmark on September 21, 2012. During her visit to Roskilde, Prof. Sandercock delivered the Honorary Doctorate Lecture, "Changing the Lens: film as action research and therapeutic planning practice," and showed Part 1 of the documentary, "Finding our Way," that she produced with Giovanni Attili." She was nominated for this honour by Roskilde University's Dept. of Environmental, Social, and Spatial Change.

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Most Metro Vancouver councillors support mandatory water metering

While few households in Metro Vancouver have water meters, the political will for mandatory metering is strong, according to a new survey conducted this summer by researchers at the School of Community and Regional Planning of the University of British Columbia.

The researchers surveyed elected councillors and mayors in the region and found that 68 per cent are in favour of mandatory water metering.

In a survey of 45 elected councillors and mayors in the region, they found 68 per cent were in favour of mandatory water metering, with the rest being opposed (19 per cent) or neutral (14 per cent).

“While cities such as Victoria, West Vancouver and Richmond have been able to provide a water meter to nearly all residents, much of British Columbia and many cities in Metro Vancouver are far behind national coverage rates – most cities have no water metering policy and have been hesitant to introduce water meters,” said report author Jordi Honey-Rosés, an associate professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at UBC.

“It’s important to understand why elected officials’ might be hesitant to go forward with stronger action on water metering. Political...

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