News & Media

[Vancouver Sun Interview] More Pay Parking at Metro Vancouver Parks Angers Hikers, Day-Trippers

Vancouver, BC, March 10th, 2024 – Dr. Park was recently featured in a Vancouver Sun article by Gordon McIntyre. The article discusses the introduction of paid parking at three parks in West Vancouver and the public backlash it has sparked… [read more]

[BBC Interview] The Hiking Movement to Reclaim Green Spaces

Vancouver, BC, Jan. 9th, 2024 – Dr. Park was recently featured in a BBC article by Matilda Welin, addressing the crucial issue of equitable access to green spaces. The article delves into the challenges faced by people of colour and ethnic minorities in accessing natural areas… [read more]

Yiyang Wang Delivered a Poster Presentation at the 1st Urban Science and Sustainability (USS) Conference

Xiamen, Fujian, China, Dec. 18th, 2023 – In the Urban Science and Sustainability (USS) Conference, held from December 14 to 18, 2023, Yiyang Wang delivered her research findings on “Equitable Park Access: Advancing Sustainable Transportation for Urban Nature in Metro Vancouver, Canada”… [read more]

Release of Yiyang Wang’s Sustainability Scholars Report on Metro Vancouver Regional Park Visitor Travel Patterns

Vancouver, BC, Aug. 24th, 2023 – Yiyang Wang’s report, “Metro Vancouver Regional Park Visitor Travel Study: Research to Understand Factors Influencing Travel Mode Decisions to Access Regional Parks” has been recently released in the Sustainability Scholar Open Library… [read more]

Dr. Park Advocates Better Public Transit to Ensure Equitable Access to Public Lands in Audubon Magazine

Vancouver, BC, July 25th, 2023 – In a recent interview with Audubon magazine, Dr. Keunhyun Park emphasized the importance of improving public transit access to public lands across cities in the United States. His research sheds light on the inequalities certain communities face when accessing natural spaces, highlighting the need for more inclusive transportation solutions… [read more]

Dr. Park Discusses Accessible Urban Parks in UBC Branchlines Interview

Vancouver, BC, May 26th, 2023 – In a recent interview with Branchlines, the publication of the UBC Faculty of Forestry, Dr. Keunhyun Park, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC), discussed his research on the accessibility and design of urban parks. Dr. Park’s work aims to ensure that these valuable public spaces can be enjoyed by all members of the community…. [read more]

UNDER Lab’s Guest Lecture by Dr. Rigolon Explores Green Space Equity through Policy and Systems Change

Vancouver, BC, May 24th, 2023 – The Urban Nature Design Research (UNDER) Lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC) organized an enlightening Zoom guest lecture workshop titled “Beyond Projects: Using Policy and Systems Change to Achieve Green Space Equity.” The event featured Alessandro Rigolon, Ph.D., from the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning at the College of Architecture + Planning, The University of Utah… [read more]

Reimagining Urban Green Spaces: Dr. Keunhyun Park’s TED Talk Sparks Call for Innovative and Sustainable Park Designs

Logan, Utah, March 5th, 2021– Dr. Keunhyun Park presented a talk at the TEDxUSU event on March 5th, 2021. He challenged the conventional paradigms of park development and urban planning, advocating for a reimagining of public spaces…. [read more]