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. 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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  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  1. Sep. 21, 2019The 2019 Ceremony of Induction
    The 2019 Ceremony of Induction

    The 2019 Ceremony of Induction into Professional Planning Education

    Incoming Planning students and their supporters are invited to celebrate and mark the beginning of their Planning education. This event is an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow inductees, School of Planning faculty, staff and current students.

    9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

    Registration and Reception

    Environment 3 Atrium

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Induction Ceremony

    Modern Languages Theatre of Arts

    Register by September 6, 2019

    Please complete the registration form. For additional information about the ceremony, visit the Induction page. Please direct any further inquiries to Shelley Knischewsky.

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