News and Features

SCARP Adjunct Professor, Dr. Aftab Erfan's paper was shortlisted for the annual AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning) Prize Paper Competition for the best paper published in 2017. Forty journals based in Europe are each invited to submit two nominations, Aftab's paper was nominated by Planning Theory & Practice online journal.  Dr. Heather Campbell, who...
Work done in the 1990's by SCARP faculty and students has stood the test of time and remains relevant today. This is the conclusion of a Victoria Times-Colonist article that describes the work of SCARP faculty Dr. Bill Rees, and his students Mathis Wackernagel and Jennie Moore who coined the expression 'Ecological Footprint'. The article says we have already used up earth's capacity...
Researchers at the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP-UBC) are looking for volunteers this summer to support an innovative research project on Public Life and Public Space on the UBC Campus. Our aim is to learn how people’s perceptions and behaviours might change when there are more people moving through and staying in a public space. We need volunteers to be actors in a public...
  CBC Wed Jul 11 2018 Link to full text CBC Radio’s The Current quoted Penny Gurstein, a UBC professor at the school of community and regional planning, about affordable transportation. She said that the federal government should intervene when bus route closures affect people living in rural and remote communities since it impacts access to essential services.
In Memoriam - Kamala Rao (October 30, 1972 - June 27, 2018)   Kamala Shanthi Rao was a loving partner and mother, caring friend and a passionate and conscientious planner. Born and raised in Alaska, Kamala’s love of the outdoors began early in life. She was an avid climber, back country skier and camper and cyclist. Kamala would continue her love of the outdoors while living in...

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