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. We are an associate member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and we are recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners.
SCARP is home to the Centre for Human Settlements. CHS conducts multidisciplinary research and capacity-building programs related to regional, urban, and community development.
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