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. Dec. 12, 2018NSW Young Planner of the Year - Planning Institute of Australia!

    The School of  Planning offers our sincere congratulations to 2014 Alumni Rukshan de Silva for receiving the Young Planner of the Year award in New South Wales! Rukshan also completed a Master of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI) at Waterloo before embarking on his very successful career in both the private (HOK) and public (Town of Halton) sectors.

  2. Dec. 12, 2018Corporate Knights Magazine’s Top 30 under 30 for Sustainability – School of Planning Alumni Meaghan Mendonca

    The School of Planning is proud of their alumni!  We congratulate recent award recipient Meaghan Mendonca, 2012 graduate of our BES Honours Co-op Planning for being named Top 30 under 30 in Sustainability. Meaghan is currently employed as a senior advisor for Metrolinx’s Benefits Management & Sponsor Office, working on  North America’s largest infrastructure project, GO Expansion.

  3. Sep. 25, 2018Teaching Assistant Award Winners - 2017 !

    Congratulations to the School of Planning teaching assistant award winners!

    Teaching assistants are an integral part of successful course delivery. In order to recognize excellence in teaching among our Teaching Assistants, the School of Planning has introduced a new annual TA Award program. Instructors are asked to nominate TA's who have demonstrated commitment to the student learning experience through their outstanding efforts in a course.

    Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award

    Patrick Casey
    PLAN 102, Fall 2017

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  1. Feb. 26, 2019AGP Community Planning Café – 2018-2019 - 10th Installment

    Wayne J. Caldwell, Ph.D., RPP, MCIP

    "Agriculture, Farmland Preservation and the GTA: What Planners Need to Know".

    This presentation will review some of the key trends happening in agriculture.  It will also review key issues connected to the preservation of farmland and will review research results that document and predict farmland loss within the GTA.


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