Today's Challenges: Future Possibilities

The School of Planning takes an interdisciplinary approach in addressing the major challenges facing our communities today as well as working with them towards a more sustainable, healthy and vibrant future for the places we call home.

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. Sep. 13, 2019Planner-in-Residence 2019-2020 Ann Joyner

    The School is pleased to announce that the Planner-in-Residence for 2019-2020 is Ann Joyner.

    Learn more about Ann Joyner

  2. May 24, 2019Remembering Bill Shalinsky 1929-2019

    The School of Planning mourns the loss of Bill Shalinsky. Pierre Filion has kindly prepared a narrative of the time he shared with Bill in the School.

    Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday June 1, 2019 1:30pm - 4:00pm at Temple Shalom, 543 Beechwood Drive, Waterloo, ON  N2T 2S8

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  3. Apr. 30, 2019Martine August receives Best Conference Paper Award

    Congratulations to Assistant Professor Martine August for receiving 2019 Best Conference Paper award at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Urban Affairs Association earlier this month in Los Angles.

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