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. Mar. 4, 2020The Agenda with Steve Paikin; Special Guest Martine August

    Professor August Discusses the Financialization of the Housing Market

    In this episode of TVO’s The Agenda, host Steve Paikin interviewed a panel including the School of Planning’s own Martine August.

  2. Nov. 21, 2019It's a dangerous day in the neighbourhood

    Learn more about the work Leia Minaker does as highlighted in the University of Waterloo Magazine - Fall 2019

  3. Sep. 30, 2019Doctoral Research Profiled on CBC Spark

    Samantha Biglieri, Ph.D. student in the School of Planning, was recently a feature interview on the CBC program “Spark”.

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  1. May 7, 2020Spring 2020 Pragma Council Conference
    Pragma conference

    Spring 2020 Pragma Council Conference titled:

    "Shaping the City: Actors, Power, Process and Outcomes"

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