UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
New research highlights the role of green spaces in conflict
Green spaces can promote well-being, but they may not always be benign. Sometimes, they can be a tool for control.
Apr 14, 2022
How to beat the heat—indoors and out
UBC experts Dr. Sarah Henderson and Dr. Adam Rysanek share some tips and practices for warm weather safety during B.C.’s current heat wave.
Jun 25, 2021
Cool and COVID-safe: How radiant cooling could keep our cities comfortable and healthy
A novel system of chilled panels that can replace air conditioning can also help reduce the risk of indoor disease transmission, suggests new analysis from the University of British Columbia, University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University.
Apr 20, 2021
New partnership aims to help B.C. communities adapt to surging seas
Mud Bay is increasingly under threat as sea level rise pushes the salt marsh up against the dikes lining the shore—a phenomenon known as coastal squeeze. If the marsh disappears, so too will the marine life that it supports.
Dec 17, 2020
This ‘Cold Tube’ can beat the summer heat without relying on air conditioning
The “Cold Tube” can offer relief from the summer heat without relying on air conditioning. It uses half the energy of conventional air conditioners and can be used in open spaces.
Aug 18, 2020
UBC experts on national housing strategy
The federal government is expected to announce details of its national housing strategy on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Nov 21, 2017
UBC experts on architect Bing Thom’s legacy
Architect and UBC alumnus Bing Thom passed away Tuesday in Hong Kong, leaving a rich legacy of landmarks in Vancouver and beyond. UBC experts are available to comment.
Oct 4, 2016
Mushrooms hold potential for sustainable building materials
We slice them on pizza, toss them in salad and sauté them in stirfry. But have you ever thought about using mushrooms as furniture? According to the work of a team of researchers, the humble fungus is ready to leave the kitchen and take up a role as a building material.
Apr 19, 2016