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SCARP's mission is to advance the transition to sustainability through excellence in integrated policy and planning research, professional education, and community service.


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Wanted: New Vancouver chief planner, can start immediately Two UBC professors question the lack of a city plan for...
UBC professor emeritus Setty Pendakur defended urban planner Andy Yan’s research on real estate ownership in Vancouver...


The UBC Public Scholar Initiative seeks to "support PhD pathways that encourage purposeful social contribution,...
SCARP Students' Association President George Benson has been selected as a recipient of the "Faces of Today Award". The...


Current Work:  Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, University of Cape Town I'm proud...
Current Work: Community Planner, Campus + Community Planning, UBC I chose planning because I was interested in working...


From: Andrew Egan Date: 29 October 2015 at 11:32 Subject: Your Students sharing knowledge To: georgeprbenson@gmail.com...
Are you concerned about issues such as housing, homelessness, and poverty in Canada, but aren't sure who to vote for?...

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SCARP offers a professionally-oriented, accredited Master of Community and Regional Planning degree, as well as a research-oriented Master of Arts or Master of Science in Planning degrees.

PhD Program

SCARP's PhD Program provides students with a collegial and convivial environment in which to pursue interdisciplinary research at the intersection of planning theory and practice.

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In February 2012, Chief and Council of the Musqueam Indian Band endorsed a partnership between the Band and the School of Community & Regional Planning for the design and delivery of a new curriculum on Indigenous community planning. This agreement has been made possible by the UBC-Musqueam MOA and has been endorsed by the UBC-Musqueam Development Committee.

Read More about the SCARP-Musqueam Indian Band Partnership