Penny Gurstein Wins Women of Distinction Award

SCARP Director Penny Gurstein has been recognized with a prestigious 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Award, in the category of Education, Training & Development.  She was selected out of a group of five highly accomplished educators at an event hosted by the YWCA at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Wednesday, June 8.  Upon receiving the award, Penny spoke about the importance of planning to every community, and highlight the work that SCARP graduates do around the world to advance equity and social justice. 

A 'Powerful' Profile of SCARP's John Friedmann

As John Friedmann turns 90, author Mike Douglass (a former student of John's) has written what SCARP Associate Director, Maged Senbel calls "a short but powerful depiction of some of John’s many contributions to the field of planning. I am certain that for every achievement that Mike mentions there are dozens more that are too numerous to mention." 

Full text of the article can be found at: http://jpe.sagepub.com/content/36/2/255.full 

100 Resilient Cities Project Funds Vancouver

Penny Gurstein would like provincial and federal governments to recognize the important role that cities play in people's lives - the Rockefeller Foundation does. Vancouver has received a grant from the 100 Resilient Cities Network, a non-profit organization that "helps cities plan for natural disasters like earthquakes and work on long-term planning issues like sustainability and transit".

Read the full article from Metro News

Nora Angeles Comments on the Upcoming Philippine Election

Leonora Angeles, a Philippine-born Canadian and a professor with UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning, discussed the candidates and Philippine political landscape ahead of that country’s presidential election on May 9.

A controversial candidate sometimes called the “Philippine Donald Trump” is leading in the polls because many people are tired of the current leadership and looking for change, Angeles told CBC Early Edition.

Penny Gurstein Comments on City's Affordable Housing 'Pilot'

Vancouver’s affordable housing ‘pilot’ limited but worthwhile

Vancouver’s proposal for an   affordable home-ownership program will only help a few people but it’s worth   testing out, experts told the Globe and Mail.

“It’s going to be a narrow   range of people, but it will still be attractive to some,” said UBC planning   expert Penny Gurstein. “I think it’s worth trying and assessing.”


Professors Susan and Norman Fainstein will be speaking at a lunch seminar at
UBC on Friday 6 Mar 2020, 12.30-2.30pm

This event is hosted by the Centre for Southeast Asian Research at the
UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

March 6, 202012.30-2.30 PM
Room 120, CK Choi Building, West Mall, UBC
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