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/


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. Jan. 12, 2021Assistant/Associate professor (tenure-track) in Future Studies with application to Cities

    Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) in Future Studies with application to Cities

    The Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (salary range $90,000 to $150,000 per annum) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.  The successful applicant will be jointly appointed to both the Faculty of Environment and the School of Planning as the inaugural “Caivan Communities Future Cities Professor”.

  2. Dec. 18, 2020School of Planning Instagram Account

    The School of Planning is now on Instagram! Follow our account @uwplanning for news updates about the School and Planning profession, information about events, activities, and projects, to see showcased material from students and Faculty and more!

    We are eager to connect with you on a new platform! 

  3. Dec. 17, 2020Definite Term Lecturer in Urban Design & Planning Practice

    The University of Waterloo invites applications from a dynamic planning practitioner and educator for a three-year definite term appointment as lecturer in the School of Planning, Faculty of Environment, with a possibility of renewal as a Continuing Lecturer. Applicants must demonstrate excellence, or the clear promise of excellence in teaching combined with extensive knowledge of, and practice experience in, urban design and planning practice.

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  1. Jan. 27, 2021Map the System
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  2. Jan. 28, 2021AGP Speaker Series 2021: First Installment with Arvin Prasad
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    The AGP is pleased to host the first installment of the Winter 2021 Speaker Series on January 28th, 2021 at 11:00 am via WebEx.

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