SCARP Faculty Research

Today’s world represents unprecedented challenges, but also renewed momentum for transformative change. The best research addressing our changing context seeks not to extract knowledge but to create it in partnership with communities and to share it broadly for the well-being of all populations.  

Much of the transformative change needed is already in progress, and we join these conversations in respectful partnership with affected communities, with tools and expertise but also ready to listen and to work together.  

We also seek to develop more integration between professions, institutions, and disciplines, in policy-making and knowledge generation.  

Projects, Initiatives, Affiliated Research Groups, etc.

SCARP FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT FUNDING
  • Shipping resilience: strategic planning for coastal community resilience to marine transportation risk. Stephanie Chang. MEOPAR.
  • Model of impact of dilbit and oil spills in the Salish sea. Stephanie Chang. MEOPAR.
  • Development of an electric bicycle incentive program at the municipal scale. Alex Bigazzi. SSHRC.
  • Immigrant inclusion in planning practice. Maged Senbel. SSHRC.
  • Bridging the gap: New towns and village-based urbanization in Hanoi (Vietnam). Michael Leaf. SSHRC.
  • Scaling Indigenous Community Planning in BC and Beyond. Leonie Sandercock, Real Estate Foundation of BC.
  • Collaborative governance of urbanizing watersheds: Integrated research, institution and capacity building for sustainability and climate risk adaptation in Angat River Basin, Philippines, Nora Angeles, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in British Columbia: From planning to action, Mark Stevens and Maged Senbel Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Socioeconomic Vulnerability and Risk Indicators for Coastal Communities, Stephanie Chang, Marine environmental observation prediction and response (MEOPAR)
  • Building a network of fixed coastal observing and forecast systems, Stephanie Chang, Marine environmental observation prediction and response (MEOPAR)
  • Multimedia as catalyst for indigenous community development on Haida Gwaii, Leonie Sandercock, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Developing a predictive tool to evaluate travel and place-based GHG emissions from alternative approaches to community development,Larry Frank, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • The future of public housing workshop, Penny Gurstein, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • Maritime transportation disruption: an integrated assessment for coastal community resilience, Stephanie Chang, Marine environmental observation prediction and response (MEOPAR)
  • Informality and governance in Peri-urban Southeast Asia: A study of the Jakarta and Hanoi metropolitan regions, Michael Leaf, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
  • A tale of two cities: comparing the new cultural economy and the tranformation of urban space in Seattle and Vancouver, Tom Hutton,Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

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