Master of Arts (Planning)
The School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC was one of the first dedicated planning schools in Canada. Founded in 1951, we have over six decades of experience in graduate planning education and research. We work, live and play in one of the most scenic urban settings in the world. Vancouver is home to a culture of environmentalism and pluralism with a long history of activism and action. It is also home to formidable socio-economic problems in the Downtown Eastside and elsewhere. Our work is endlessly challenging and there is no shortage of both issues to tackle, and inspiration to draw from, in our lively and dynamic city.
SCARP pioneered the integrated approach to planning for development. Our Masters degrees have long been accredited by the Canadian Institute of Planners and the American Institute of Certified Planners (SCARP PAB Report 2009 and SCARP CIP Report 2010). We are an associate member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. (PAB final Assessment report and Accreditation Letter and CIP assessment report). Information on Planning Schools, Planning Education & Planning Careers can be found in the ACSP's Guide to Undergraduate & Graduate Education In Urban & Regional Planning.
|Angeles, Leonora||Gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and other gender planning related tools, including feminist critiques and perspectives on the intergration of gender and other social axes of difference and diversity in community planning and international development work|
|Campbell, Heather||Urban and regional planning; how academics can work more effectively with non-academics to enhance impact of research; how academics can work more effectively with non-academics to enhance the relevance of research; how ethical values can be incorporated into public policy relating to city and regional planning|
|Chang, Stephanie||All other social sciences, n.e.c.; natural disasters; risk; resilience; climate change adaptation; infrastructure systems; earthquakes; coastal hazards|
|Connolly, James John Timothy|
|Leaf, Michael||urbanization and social change in Third World countries, particularly southeast Asia and China, Analysis and planning for societies in the midsts of their urban transitions, with particular attention to cases in Asia, Infrastructure and urban environments in developing countries|
|Low, Margaret||Urban and regional planning; Indigenous community planning; Indigenous sovereignty; Reconciliation|
|Sandercock, Leonie||multiculturalism and cities, urban policy, integration of immigrants, cross-cultural planning, First Nations collaborative community planning|
|Senbel, Maged||Urban design, environmental planning, climate change planning, public engagement, urban agriculture, multi-media, social media and youth engagement|
|Stevens, Mark||evaluating the effectiveness of local and regional government land use planning efforts, with a goal of producing new knowledge that can help communities anticipate and adapt to changes according to the principles of sustainable development; plan-making and implementation, growth management, natural hazard mitigation, and legal issues in planning; (1) a study of municipal climate change planning in BC, (2) a meta-analysis of environmental policy adoption, (3) a plan evaluation study of award-winning plans, and (4) a study on the content and delivery of quantitative methods courses in urban planning programs|
|Tran, Martino||systems science, predictive modelling and simulation for understanding and tackling societal challenges in energy and sustainability|