MCRP Student

Filippos Gkekas is currently a Master’s of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) candidate at UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), focusing on the connection of transportation planning and real estate development. Filippos holds a MSc (Honors) in Applied Geography and Spatial Planning (Harokopio University), and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography (University of the Aegean), both located in his native Greece. His interests lie in active transportation and sustainable urban development. With this in mind, Filippos has work experience in many versatile roles at NGOs, think tanks, and the public sector, such as the City of Vancouver, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Greece, and the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship with a scope of advocating sustainable development and transportation, and promoting SMEs. Filippos’ joined the REACT lab team in September 2017 and is currently working with UBC SEEDS and UBC Campus and Community Planning (C+CP) researching pedestrians’ and cyclists’ perceptions of safety at the UBC Vancouver Campus.