SCARP is my most recent educational challenge - and very likely the last for a while.
After 2 1/2 years of dedicated study, I graduated in November 2014 with a Master of Arts in Planning from the University of British Columbia's School of Community and Regional Planning. The School of Community and Regional Planning at U.B.C. was one of the ﬁrst dedicated planning schools in Canada. Its Vision is Sustainability through the Democratization of Planning.
In many ways, becoming a Master in Planning added to my previous intercultural experiences and socio-economic studies, which provide the foundations to working with real people in real context.
At SCARP ...
(I) I learned to understand and guide community planning processes - from Visioning to Implementation and Evaluation - - explicitly embracing participatory approaches.
(II) I gained knowledge of policy evaluation, laws, regulations and governance frameworks particularly with regards to ecological sustainability, real estate development and affordable housing
(III) I gained practice with various technical tools, such as ArcGIS 10, Sketchup and Indesign and was able to deepen my knowledge of SPSS 22 and Atlas.ti 7
Please visit the following links to learn about the different courses I took at SCARP:
Term 1 - Fall 2012
Term 5 - Spring 2014
Term 2 - Spring 2013
Volunteer at the Vancouver Tool Library and took on roles with the SCARP Planning Students Association