In 2014 Leonie Sandercock received a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant to explore the use of film as a catalyst for language revitalization and economic development. In partnership with the Council of the Haida Nation and Kingulliit, the Inuit film production company that made the multiple award-winning Atanarjuat: the fast runner, Leonie spent a year working with the two Haida communities in Skidegate and Old Massett holding community story gathering workshops, script writing workshops, and a writing contest that selected three young Haida to develop a feature film script.
City Lab quoted Penny Gurstein, a UBC professor of social policy, in an article about the new housing strategy in Canada.
Compact development probably isn't enough to solve our transportation problems. Some features of compact development that we think are effective at getting people to drive less (such as mixed land uses and a balance of jobs and housing) actually appear to have little to no effect on driving, according to a new study published in Journal of the American Planning Association by UBC professor of community and regional planning Mark Stevens.
Graduate Students on the Resilient Coasts Canada team Jackie Yip, Tugce Conger, Michelle Marteleira, and Emily Gray, alongside project lead Dr. Stephanie Chang, recently hosted three webinar sessions for their online Resilient-C platform. The Webinars provided an overview of the site to 95 registered prospective users, with live demonstrations of potential uses.
Developers need to make women’s nighttime safety a priority
UBC Public Affairs interviewed Penny Gurstein on the eve of the release of the federal government's report on the consultations it conducted this fall on the National Housing Strategy.
UBC Public Affairs
SCARP Transportation Planning Assistant Professor, Dr. Alex Bigazzi, was interviewed by the Huffington Post about his recent research on just how healthy walking and cycling are when the faster we travel, the more polluted air we inhale. Dr. Bigazzi has discovered that there is an optimally healthy speed to travel that may be slower than you think.
Here is the Huffington Post interview.
SCARP PhD student Jeremy Stone has been named a Public Scholar. The initiative from Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at UBC, was created to "...encourage purposeful social contribution, innovative forms of collaborative scholarship, and broader career readiness for students."
Jeremy's area of research involves gentrification and the intersecting claims to the city. Read more about Jeremy's research.