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SCARP Associate Professor, Nora Angeles has won a Vancouver Civic Merit Award. The award recognizes individuals for achievement in a particular field of endeavour in sports, science, arts, or culture within the city and the province, or in recognition of a specific service. City Council must vote unanimously to honour someone with the Civic Merit Award. The City began awarding the Civic Merit...
Vancouver Sun Mon Oct 22 2018 By: Leonora Angeles Link to full text 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.  
Students publish Public Life Study on Poblenou Neighbourhood, Barcelona   Public life in Barcelona is vibrant, colourful, and diverse. Yet it is also contested, and many residents perceive that public spaces are under threat from the growing tourism economy, gentrification, commercialization and commodification. Life in Poblenou: Observation and Exploration documents the...
Affordability crisis reaches Vancouver suburbs increasing homelessness threat: Report The Globe and Mail reported on a joint study between UBC and the Union Gospel Mission that examines the growing threat of homelessness in Vancouver suburbs. Penny Gurstein, a professor at UBC’s school for community and regional planning, said this trend has now reached a boiling point. A similar story...
CBC Wed Sep 26 2018 Link to full text David Hulchanski, a professor of urban planning at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning in the 1980s, was interviewed by Michelle Eliot on CBC Radio’s BC Today. Hulchanski spoke about rental increases in B.C. and the difficulties facing renters in Vancouver. The clip starts at the 3:05 mark.

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