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SCARP + SALA: design presentations

SCARP + SALA: design presentations

As I wrote in my last post, SCARP and SALA are currently choosing an integrated design team for our new...

SCARP + SALA: our new building

SCARP + SALA: our new building

UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) is finally getting what it deserves: a new building. As I wrote...

Toronto’s “class divide”

Toronto’s “class divide”

Many researchers in Toronto have become experts at mapping the city’s spatial, cultural, ethnic, and political trends. A few years...

Elite? or just educated?

Elite? or just educated?

Having spent some time working in the US and frequently immersed in American academic journals and conferences, I am well...

Home sales dive in Toronto and Vancouver

Home sales dive in Toronto and Vancouver

Just a three months after Edward Jones released a report about the precarious state of the Canadian housing market, housing...

Sheng and Shanghai

Sheng and Shanghai

Sheng Zhong recently defended her PhD dissertation at UBC School of Community and Regional Planning.  Last year at the Association...

New food policy developments in Vancouver

New food policy developments in Vancouver

Municipalities have become increasingly concerned about food security in the past few years. I’ve written before about Vancouver’s Food Policy Council...

The quiet (data) revolution

The quiet (data) revolution

The Canadian Census is a major source of data for any researcher in urban planning, sociology, economics, geography, linguistics, and...

Housing unaffordability is historically the norm

Housing unaffordability is historically the norm

“Why doesn’t the president of the United States ever get up and say, ‘You can be a full-fledged American citizen...

The Philippines: the new China/India?

The Philippines: the new China/India?

It seems that I may no longer have to answer the question, “Why are you doing a case study of...

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