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The book Rivers of Salt, co-authored by SCARP faculty member Jordi Honey-Rosés, was presented to the public on July 13th, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Rivers of Salt is an environmental history of the Llobregat and Cardener Rivers in the Spanish region of Catalonia. These rivers provide a large share of the drinking water for the capital city of Barcelona and the... more

by Meika Taylor and Justin Wiebe.  

In early 2012, SCARP collaboratively developed the Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) specialization with the Musqueam Nation, whose traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory is home to UBC. The ICP specialization aims to... more


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Students, faculty and members of the public joined panelists, Raymond Fung (Director of Utilities and Transportation for the District of West Vancouver), and Kyra Lubell and Shelley Heindricks (Policy and Planning Analysts) from the City of Vancouver, in a conversation about municipal water policy in BC. Read about their discussion and the The Water Planning Lab at the School of Community and... more

SCARP Director, Penny Gurstein is quoted in a recent Vancouver Province news story about a UBC survey of Metro Vancouver residents and their experience with housing. The survey shows that one in six respondents believe they have been discriminated against by landlords and many report dissatisfaction with the region’s unaffordability. Dr. Gurstein said the goal of the survey was to identify... more