School of Community and Regional 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.

105
Master's Students
24
Doctoral Students
44
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
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
Bigazzi, Alexander York active transportation, bicycles, air quality, motor vehicle emissions, travel behaviour
Campbell, Heather
Chang, Stephanie natural disasters, risk, resilience, climate change adaptation, infrastructure systems
Frank, Lawrence health and environmental impacts of transportation and urban planning (land use) decisions. transportation, transit, public health, sustainability, sprawl, neighbourhood walkability, physical activity, urban planning, Sustainable transportation
Gurstein, Penelope Housing
Honey-Roses, Jordi environmental planning, water resource management, and impact evaluation
Hutton, Thomas theoretical and normative issues of urban and regional change among advanced and transitional societies
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 Indigenous sovereignty , Reconciliation, Indigenous community planning
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

Stories

Robbie Knott, UBC graduate student

Robbie Knott

Student
Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP)