eZine 2021 // ACCESS


Thematic Focus



  • /ˈakˌses/ noun 
  • a means of approaching or entering a place
  • the right or opportunity to use or benefit from something

Source: Oxford Dictionary of English


Collection of eZine Covers


NEW! Experimental Assignment

This assignment leverages multimedia technology and communication tools to help make meaning of the public interface of planning, while at the same time deepening students’ understanding of the role that digital storytelling can play in unpacking complex planning ideas.

The utilization of video is becoming more and more commonplace in the planning field as a means to:

    • mobilize public campaigns and programs;
    • educate the public on planning terms and concepts;
    • disseminate information pertaining to policies and regulations.

The video showcase, below, is credited to Shirley Zhong (student, PLAN 425) and hopefully will inspire similar student projects in the future!

Video Showcase

Link to video list of references: https://tinyurl.com/n57cvwn2

Special Thanks

I wish to acknowledge the dedication of the following key individuals who contributed as instrumental members of the PLAN 425 teaching team in 2021, and whose committed support in course delivery (100% web-oriented) during the COVID-19 pandemic is immeasurable:

Paul Boniface Akaabre has a B.Sc. Planning from the University for Development Studies and an M.Phil. Planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. Prior to joining the Ph.D. Planning program in SCARP, he was an instructor at the Department of Planning of the University for Development Studies and a scholar of the Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa (NELGA).

Dorjan Lecki, MCRP Student, SCARP, UBC

Azhar Tyabji, PhD Student, SCARP, UBC


Click on the green door to enter a portal and view the digital time capsule from the class of PLAN 425 (2021, Term 2).

PLAN 425 | School of Community and Regional Planning | UBC

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