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Our newest graduates: Dr. Leslie Shieh and Dr. Janice Barry

Our newest graduates: Dr. Leslie Shieh and Dr. Janice Barry

A couple of weeks ago, we had what was probably the two busiest weeks in SCARP history. Susan Fainstein was...

Skeptics reluctant to board the Ford train

Skeptics reluctant to board the Ford train

As promised, new Toronto mayor Rob Ford has taken significant steps to kill Transit City, Toronto’s plan to build several...

Royal Gala: SCARP turns 60

Royal Gala: SCARP turns 60

On February 3rd, SCARP held its 60th Anniversary Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver. Over 300 people turned...

SCARP + SALA: the design process

SCARP + SALA: the design process

Many of you (hundreds, in fact) have been following my posts about the new SCARP/SALA building. As you know, Shape...

SCARP welcomes Scholar-in-Residence Susan Fainstein

SCARP welcomes Scholar-in-Residence Susan Fainstein

For the past three years, SCARP has been honoured to have high-profile planning scholars with us for one week under...

Transit? Who needs it?

Transit? Who needs it?

New Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been making headlines: and not in a good way. Ford has long been a...

Bill C-304 one step closer to passing

Bill C-304 one step closer to passing

About a year ago, I wrote extensively about Bill C-304, the much-needed Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing...

Congratulations Dr. Ugo Lachapelle!

Congratulations Dr. Ugo Lachapelle!

In mid-October, in between the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference in Minneapolis and a much-anticipated trip to...

…and the winner is…

…and the winner is…

UBC just issued a press release announcing the winning architectural team for the new SCARP/SALA building. I’m happy to announce...

Segregated or integrated? American and Canadian ethnic populations

Segregated or integrated? American and Canadian ethnic populations

A couple of years ago, when I attended the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference in Chicago, I...

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