P. Gurstein, Director
433-6333 Memorial Road
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z2
Community and Regional Planning Website (www.scarp.ubc.ca)
The School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) seeks to advance the transition to sustainability through excellence in integrated policy and planning research, professional education and community service. The School offers a two-year professionally oriented master's degree program and a research-oriented doctoral program.
The School graduated its first students in 1953 and has continuously offered a two-year Master's Degree in Planning, longer than any other Canadian school. Our graduates are employed throughout Canada and abroad in a wide variety of teaching, research, planning, policy analysis, and administrative positions in universities, municipal, provincial and federal governments, public and private corporations, consulting practices, and non-governmental organizations. Many graduates are employed as generalists, particularly in municipal and regional planning agencies, but an increasing number are found in more specialized fields such as housing; parks; transportation; social planning; urban design; urban planning; environmental protection; water and land management; northern and First Nations planning; regional development; and natural resources planning; and in international development planning at all levels.
SCARP is one of Canada’s largest and oldest graduate planning schools, with a 65-year tradition in education, capacity building, research, and service. The School is focused on participatory planning for environmental, social, and economic sustainability. SCARP has the equivalent of 12 full-time faculty members and a Ph.D., M.A.P., M.Sc.P, and M.C.R.P. teaching program with over 100 students registered each year.