Welcome to Newsbytes!

Newsbytes is the tri-annual newsletter/blog for the broader SCARP community to learn about what is happening at and around our School of Community and Regional Planning. Not only can you use this page to read up on changes within the school, recent accomplishments, and upcoming events, but we also encourage you to send in posts, submit comments and offer your feedback. If you are interested in writing an article for newsbytes or have a topic you would like to see in our next edition, please email rwhite (at)

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NewsBytes is SCARP’s tri-annual newsletter highlighting current announcements, recent accomplishments, events, research, and broader planning movements of interest to staff, faculty, students, and alumni, as well as prospective students and members of the community. Below are a selection of articles from the most recent NewsBytes, as well as a link to download the newsletter.

Previous issues of NewsBytes are available from the NewsBytes Archive.

Winter 2014 NewsBytes


The Winter2014 edition of NewsBytes covers activities and reflections from SCARP between November 2013-February 2014 (download it here!).  Christa Brown starts us off with an overview of her involvement with the 10th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival for Nathan Edelson's Social Learning Studio course last fall.  We're then introduced to our 2014 PSA President Rebecca Chaster and the PSA Executive, before learning a little bit about the role of open data in planning from Karen Quinn Fung.

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