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) alumni.ubc.ca.
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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. For older NewsBytes, select 'Archive' from the menu to the left.
The Winter 2013 edition of SCARP's NewsBytes newsletter is here!
To wrap up the cold and rainy season, I thought you might enjoy taking a look through our Winter 2013 NewsBytes Newsletter which covers events from the recent, and highly successful 2013 SCARP Student Symposium, "Beyond Downtown and Outside the Box", the North Van Design Jam, and the CAPS-ACEAU conference out in Montreal, along with a number of other events.
Nearly 200 people filled the GSS Ballroom on February 8th for the fifth annual SCARP Student Symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium was ‘Beyond Downtown & Outside the Box’. With the overwhelming majority of population growth taking place in suburban areas the need for a modern take on suburban design has become critical. Innovative planning and design ideas are needed to move towards sustainability across British Columbia and beyond.
Author: Karla Kloepper, MAP Candidate
The 29th annual Canadian Association of Planning Students’ conference took place from February 1st – 3rd 2013 in Montreal. Coordinated by a team of planning students from McGill University, the Université du Québec a Montréal, Concordia University, and the Université de Montréal, the "IdenCités/IdenCities" conference explored the links between urban planning and a sense of place and reflected on innovative, equitable and participatory planning practices.
Author: Anastasia Frank, MPH Candidate
The UBC Health and Community Design Lab, led by SCARP’s Dr. Larry Frank and located in the School of Population and Public Health conducts interdisciplinary research on links between land use, travel behaviour, air quality, and health. The lab’s many collaborations include research conducted with municipal governments and transportation authorities across Canada and the US.