New tool reveals inequitable distribution of ‘healing’ green spaces in Vancouver
Learn how restorative nature is distributed in Vancouver, as revealed by a new tool that evaluates spaces for qualities that promote mental well-being.
Sep 14, 2023
Real estate developers a mixed blessing for cities: UBC expert
Real estate developers play an important role in cities but their legacy is not uncontroversial, argues UBC architecture professor Sara Stevens in her new book.
Nov 4, 2016
Single-family houses ‘a dying breed’ in Vancouver: UBC expert
Vancouver is seen as one of the most livable cities in the world. UBC sociology professor Nathanael Lauster believes that’s because more people live in condos and townhouses than single-family homes in this city.
Oct 19, 2016
UBC experts available for comment on Bank of Canada warning on housing
The Bank of Canada cautioned today that housing price increases in Vancouver and Toronto are likely not sustainable at their current pace.
Jun 9, 2016
How ecodesign can help create kinder, gentler cities
More than half of the world’s population is now living in cities. According to UBC’s Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning Larry Beasley, retired chief planner for the City of Vancouver, that number is only set to increase.
Aug 5, 2015
Researchers identify nine steps to save waterways
Nine guiding principles for clean water and sustainable fisheries from a team of Canadian biologists.
Jan 31, 2014
Cycling safety tips for the New Year
UBC’s Kay Teschke with tips for safe city cycling in winter and year-round.
Jan 6, 2014
People need trees. Cities need forests.
Future Forests Fellowship winner Sara Barron will study the impact of nature on suburbia
Mar 6, 2013 - by Heather Amos
UBC experts and story ideas for Rio+20 UN sustainability conference
UBC experts are available to comment on the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil (June 20-22), including two researchers who will attend in person.
Jun 14, 2012
Weekend story ideas: 3,000 alumni return to UBC for Alumni Weekend, free attractions and Mike Harcourt sustainability panel
Media and the public are invited to join more than 3,000 alumni who will return to campus for UBC’s annual Alumni Weekend on Saturday, May 28 (tomorrow).
May 27, 2011
Experts recommend high quality, zero-emissions public transportation system
Aggressive investments in B.C.’s transportation system will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lead to healthier and safer communities, says a new study by Patrick Condon, UBC chair in Landscape and Livable Environments, and an economist from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Apr 20, 2011
Liveable, walkable cities for the 21st century: UBC hosts world-renowned Danish planner Jan Gehl
Event: UBC hosts events with Copehnhagen’s Jan Gehl on the relationship between public spaces and civic society Date/Time: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2 – 3 p.m. lecture; 3:30 p.m. roundtable […]
Jan 24, 2011
Planning student surveys Vancouver's housing future
When Latosia Campbell, MSc student at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), first came from Jamaica to Canada to study she was surprised to find only a small selection of Vancouver rentals fit her student budget.
Oct 1, 2009 - by by Lissa Cowan