Welcome to SCARP

The School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC was one of the first dedicated planning schools in Canada. With more than six decades of experience in graduate planning education and research, SCARP pioneered the integrated approach to planning for development.

As one of the largest graduate planning programs in Canada, SCARP has the equivalent of 11 full-time faculty, over 100 Master's and PhD students, and a teaching program characterized by diversity and integration. We are small enough that students and faculty are able to enjoy regular one-on-one contact.

SCARP has long been accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Canadian Institute of Planners. We are an associate member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

SCARP is home to the Centre for Human Settlements. CHS conducts multidisciplinary research and capacity-building programs related to regional, urban, and community development.

SCARP-MUSQUEAM INDIAN BAND PARTNERSHIP - 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

What is Planning?

SCARP students were recently challenged to create short films providing an answer to "What is Planning?". Below is the winning entry by Malcolm MacLean.

Prospective 2015 Master's Applicant

In The Limelight

Student Work