|Grant recently completed his Master of Science at the School of Community and Regional Planning with a focus in ecological and natural resources planning and international urban studies. In 2014 he visited the University of Amsterdam’s Centre for Urban Studies where he conducted comparative research in metropolitan planning and gained an understanding of Dutch water management and cycling infrastructure best practices.
Prior to attending SCARP Grant worked in politics where he became experienced collaborating with multiple stakeholders and encouraging cooperation to achieve progressive goals. Grant graduated from the University of Victoria with distinction where he combined studies in physical geography, climate change, and urban geography and analyzed sustainable urban policy in cities throughout the Cascadia region.
For his graduation project Grant collaborated with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation to develop a case study exploring how cities have improved the ecological function of formerly industrial shorelines by analyzing design strategies, their ecological restoration goals, and assessing how varying options can achieve City goals as outlined by Vancouver’s policy framework. Grant’s project “An exploration of the opportunites to improve the ecological function of the shoreline at Northeast False Creek” can be found on UBC’s Circle (or alternatively here).