April 5, 2023

SCARP Speaker Series: SCARP's Kelly Clifton and James Connolly

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In SCARP's speaker series, starting with SCARP faculty and soon new perspectives and lenses from worldwide experts in planning, we welcome students, faculty, alumni, and planners and friends near and far, to hear new perspectives, network, and ask the pertinent questions of the day. 

Each talk has new insights and best practices for equitable cities, climate resilience, community partnerships, and more; with implications between innumerable fields.

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SCARP stands by a cutting-edge approach to planning, nurturing innovation, challenging conventions, and keeping pace with a rapidly-changing world and the biggest challenges we face today. We believe in knowledge in action and planning in partnership.

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Kelly Clifton

Details about Kelly's talk to come soon

Kelly J. Clifton is an internationally-recognized expert on transport and land use interactions, travel behaviour, pedestrian modeling, and equity in transportation policy.

Kelly’s research, teaching, and service focus on transportation and how human mobility is shaped by their needs, the built environment, and technology. Her work bridges the fields of transportation planning and engineering.

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James Connolly

How do land-use-based greenhouse gas reduction strategies reorder the local geography of risk for urban residents? Connolly challenges the notion that urban climate planning is primarily focused on risk reduction, focusing instead on the ways in which it is directing the spatial distribution of risk – or creating a new riskscape pattern – within cities. This process, which Connolly calls 'urban risk shift', has deep implications for the efficacy of contemporary plans and the future directions of urban climate planning.

Event format

  • Light refreshments will be served. 

  • Each speaker will present for 30 minutes, each followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. 

  • Feel free to stick around for networking and chat.

  • While these events are exclusively in-person, presentations will be recorded and available online for those who can't attend personally.

More speaker series events:

More events to come! When you RSVP, let us know what ideas you have for future talks! 

Date & Time

Wed, April 5 : 1:00pm - 2:30pm


WMAX 110
UBC Point Grey Campus, 1933 West Mall
Vancouver BC

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