Current Members

Jordi Honey-Rosés | Director, Assistant Professor

Jordi Honey-Rosés | Director, Assistant Professor

Jordi Honey-Rosés PhD is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Water Planning Lab at the School of Community and Regional Planning. His research interests are in environmental planning, water resource management, and impact evaluation. As Director of the Water Planning Lab, Jordi has supervised student research on water […]

Sahar Badiei | Master’s student

Sahar Badiei | Master’s student

Sahar has joined UBC, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) in 2015 as Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture (MASLA) candidate. She holds her first master in Architecture from Iran, following with three years of practicing in architecture and urban design firms as a registered architect in Iran and then as an intern in Canada. Her […]

Verenice Escamilla | Visiting PhD (c)

Verenice Escamilla | Visiting PhD (c)

Verenice is a candidate for Doctor of Science in Ecology and Development Sustainable by the Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico. She has a master in coastal and marine management by the Institute of Ecology, Fisheries and Oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico where she worked on risk management and vulnerability in the watershed of Palizada River; and she studied […]

Laurel Eyton | Master’s Student

Laurel Eyton | Master’s Student

Laurel is a graduate student at the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at UBC, specializing in Environmental Planning. Growing up in New Westminster, Laurel was fascinated by local history and how previous land use decisions led to the current landscape. Laurel completed a Bachelor of Science in Physical Geography at Simon Fraser University, focusing on fluvial geomorphology. […]

Michael McBurnie | Master’s Student

Michael McBurnie | Master’s Student

Michael is a graduate student in the Master of Community and Regional Planning program.  His focus is on urban systems, with a view toward sustainability and resiliency.  This is his second lap at UBC.  Prior to SCARP, he completed a BASc here in Electrical Engineering.  He worked in energy systems design and systems commissioning, most […]

Vrushti Mawani | PhD Student

Vrushti Mawani | PhD Student

Vrushti is a PhD  candidate at the School of Community and Regional Planning and is interested in water access from equity-related perspectives. More specifically, she is interested in the socio-economic aspects of urban water and wastewater management. Her doctoral research, for which she was recently awarded a fieldwork grant from IDRC, looks at examining water access […]

Xiaodong Meng | Visiting PhD Student

Xiaodong Meng | Visiting PhD Student

Xiaodong Meng is a PhD candidate majoring in Landscape Architecture by College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, China. She completed a Master of Landscape Architecture at Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, focusing on landscape planning and heritage preservation. Her current research focuses on stormwater and flood management within Blue Infrastructure Ecosystem […]

Brittany Morris | Masters’ student

Brittany Morris | Masters’ student

Brittany is a graduate student in the Master of Community and Regional Planning program. Over the course of completing a B.A. in Geography and International Relations at UBC she became fascinated by human relationships with their natural and built environments. Following graduation, Brittany gained hands on experience in sustainable development, participatory planning, and citizen-led design in Canada and internationally. […]

Lily Raphael | Master’s Student

Lily Raphael | Master’s Student

Lily is pursuing her master’s in Community and Regional Planning at SCARP, with an interest in public participation, stakeholder engagement, natural resource management, and ecological planning. Before beginning her Master’s, she served as Program Manager for UpSpring, a non-profit in Cincinnati, Ohio that creates educational programming for children experiencing homelessness. In this position Lily designed […]

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Oscar Zapata | Postdoctoral Researcher

Oscar is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Field Experiments and Public Engagement in the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP). He completed a PhD and a master’s degree in economics at the University of Calgary, and a master’s degree in Sustainable International Development at Brandeis University (MA, USA). His fields of specialization include environmental and […]