Research

SCARP Prof’s SSHRC grant becomes Haida film project

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.

Mark Stevens: compact development doesn't mean fewer cars

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.

US News & World Report picks up Alex Bigazzi's research

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.

 

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