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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.

New Housing Survey Generates Headlines

SCARP Director, Penny Gurstein is quoted in a recent Vancouver Province news story about a UBC survey of Metro Vancouver residents and their experience with housing. The survey shows that one in six respondents believe they have been discriminated against by landlords and many report dissatisfaction with the region’s unaffordability. Dr. Gurstein said the goal of the survey was to identify vulnerabilities in the region’s housing system and generate new policy ideas.

UBC's Map of Knowledge

Can we redraw UBC based on people intellectual interactions?

A university builds upon its people but sparkles with the interactions among them. This project aims to survey the intellectual interactions at UBC and construct UBC's Map of Knowledge.

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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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