About Delta National Park

General information

The Delta National Park project was conceived and developed by John Bass, associate professor at the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Bass has been doing research in and on the Delta since 1997, and began the Delta National Park project in summer 2002. Website construction began in spring 2007. The opinions expressed at the DNP website are those of John Bass, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the University of British Columbia.

The DNP is a product of Bass’s interest in contested space, space that has multiple, often conflicting interests and these interests’ claims to that space. Bass is also working on this issue in the context of several coastal British Columbian First Nations territories and Chandigarh, India.

Intended use

The site is intended to frame debate and be a forum for knowledge exchange. Registered visitors are able to contribute and/or situate links to relevant Delta sites, stories, photographs, documents and other material. Due to problems experienced with spammers, registration requests will be processed via direct email to Mr. Bass. Please go the the “map” page to access contact window.


The tagged categories that organize the site are relatively flexible, and contributors should identify their material by tagging each separate piece of content according to one or more of the categories. Access to image and drawing files is available to site registrants. Content uploaded to site is subject to editorial review.


Assistance in development of Delta National Park speculative projects: Jing Xu, Michell Gelber, Nick Neisingh, Matt Beall, and Ryan Marshall.
Website construction: David Zeibin

The project and website construction have received support from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts, the Great Valley Center, the LEF Foundation, and the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

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