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SCARP Instructor Erick Villagomez has released his new book: The Laws of Settlements.  Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? The Laws of Settlements ambitiously describes the principles underlying human settlements of all sizes and across all cultures. It revives, updates and refreshes the ’54 Laws of Settlements’...
(Although Penny is ending her term as SCARP Director, she will continue in her role as Professor at SCARP. She will be teaching, supervising students and working with the newly formed Housing Research Collaborative.) I am ending my 10-year term on August 31, 2018 and a new Director, Dr. Heather Campbell will be starting on Sept. 1, 2018.  Heather is coming from University of Sheffield in...
Maxime Bernier tweetstorm cost Conservatives the 2019 election Georgia Straight Tue Aug 14 2018 By: Charlie Smith Link to full text A Georgia Straight article about controversial tweets from Conservative politician Maxime Bernier mentioned a book by SCARP Professor, Leonie Sandercock. Bernier suggested that immigrants aren’t integrating into society. In her book,...
Alex Bigazzi, SCARP / Civil Engineering Assistant Professor, was interviewed by Vancouver Magazine about transportation in Vancouver. Bike lanes and the demolition of the viaducts have become civic election issues --  do they contribute to congestion or do they make getting around the city safer and more efficient?  Vancouver Magazine Thu Aug 2 2018 By: David Kitai...
  The Vancouver Lab, a training workshop for planners from China and Turkey ran from July 2nd to 13th at SCARP. Jian Zhuo, Professor in the Tongji Department of Urban Planning wrote:  "We are back to Shanghai for one week, still in the mode of Vancouverism. The Summer Institute is a great success. All the participants from Tongji are fascinated by the 2-week...

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