Today's Challenges: Future Possibilities

Message from the Director

The School of Planning would like to assure all students, both current and future that we continue to adapt our services and supports during the Covid-19 pandemic. While faculty and staff are working remotely, we continue to respond to your questions as expeditiously as possible.

Spring term courses have been made available online for the balance of the Spring 2020 term, and graduate students continue to work with faculty members on their research. Many on campus events have been suspended during this time, and we are looking for new opportunities to maintain our connections with you all.

If you are a future student, we are moving forward with applications as directed by the Registrars Office (undergraduate students) and GSPA (Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs)

As always, please send along your questions and concerns. Keeping communication channels open is more important than ever. Please contact School of Planning administration with any questions you may have.

More information on the University and Covid-19 can be found here https://uwaterloo.ca/coronavirus/


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Our comprehensive approach is drawn from the diverse range of planning areas including environmental planning, community sustainability, urban design, transportation, housing, urban economics, and heritage. Located in the Faculty of Environment's LEED Platinum certified Environment 3 building, it is the only planning school in Canada to offer programs at the bachelor's, master's, and PhD levels.

Accredited by the Canadian Planning Profession, our programs provide unique experiential learning opportunities and a high quality education that is the foundation for their future success!

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  1. Oct. 16, 2020Planning Research in Action: Dr. Joe Qian, Research Project #3

    The School of Planning is pleased to introduce Dr. Joe Qian's third research video in week 6 of the Planning Research in Action series. Dr. Qian examines how we understand cities through urban morphology and how land use and human movement is impacted by physical urban form.  

    Thank you, Dr. Qian, for your contributions. 

     

  2. Oct. 9, 2020Planning Research in Action: Dr. Joe Qian, Research Project #2

    Welcome to week 5 of the Planning Research in Action series. The School is pleased to share Dr. Joe Qian's second research project based in Ordos, China. Exploring informal housing finance, Dr. Qian studies the local property market in Ordos, who are addressing overbuilding and informal housing financing issues. 

    Thank you Dr. Qian for your contributions. 

  3. Oct. 2, 2020Planning Research in Action: Dr. Joe Qian, Research Project #1

    Welcome to week 4 of the Planning Research in Action series. The School is pleased to share Dr. Joe Qian's research projects for the next three weeks. Today, Dr. Qian examines resettlement neighbourhoods and the social economic transformation and adaptation to urban life among resettled villagers in resettlement communities.

    Thank you Dr. Qian for your contributions. 

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  1. Nov. 2, 2020AGP Speaker Series 2020-2021: 1st Installment

    The role of planning in creating inclusive public spaces

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