Second year Masters of Community and Regional Planning student Jordan Brown has completed research on best practices and discrepancies for residential building approvals across municipalities in Metro Vancouver. By comparing permit costs and times, Jordan helped identify recommendations, such as pre-zoning and online approval systems, for local governments to implement in order to unlock housing supply through the creation of infill housing.
Sharing extra spots could ease West End parking woes
Phys.org featured a UBC study that examines how renting out parking spots can help with Vancouver’s parking shortage in the West End.
Neal Abbott, who conducted the research for his master’s program at UBC’s school of community and regional planning, found that 46 of the area’s 600-plus residential properties have at least 3,700 vacant parking stalls altogether.
SCARP's students were part of the Canadian delegation to Habitat III, an international United Nations Conference held in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. Their report to the federal government is attached.
SCARP's Vrushti Mawani has been selected to participate in the Water Innovation Lab in India. The lab is a 12 day program that brings together young leaders, facilitators and resource guests to travel through India looking at the realities of the country's water supplies. A full description of the program can be found on the website.
Graduate Students on the Resilient Coasts Canada team Jackie Yip, Tugce Conger, Michelle Marteleira, and Emily Gray, alongside project lead Dr. Stephanie Chang, recently hosted three webinar sessions for their online Resilient-C platform. The Webinars provided an overview of the site to 95 registered prospective users, with live demonstrations of potential uses.
SCARP students attending Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador this October have created posters for display at the conference. See all the posters below.
SCARP PhD student Jeremy Stone has been named a Public Scholar. The initiative from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at UBC, was created to "...encourage purposeful social contribution, innovative forms of collaborative scholarship, and broader career readiness for students."
Jeremy's area of research involves gentrification and the intersecting claims to the city. Read more about Jeremy's research.
Business in Vancouver on Roundhouse Radio featured an interview with Jeremy Stone, a PhD candidate from UBC’s school of community and regional planning.
Stone discusses the issue of retail gentrification, the phenomenon which involves the displacement of people that can occur with a rapid changeover in the types of businesses in an area.
The segment starts at 8:30.