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!
- Dec. 12, 2018
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.
- Dec. 12, 2018
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.
- Sep. 25, 2018
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
PLAN 102, Fall 2017
- May 9, 2019
The title and decription of our event is:
In-between Issues: Exploring the “Missing Middle” in Ontario
The term “missing middle” has become a planning buzzword in Ontario especially in the GTA as cities try to address the complexities involving intensification and growth, stable neighbourhoods, complete communities, and housing choice and affordability. Recently the term has expanded beyond built form to also identify housing challenges faced by middle-income households and the lack of available and affordable options for this group.
- June 11, 2019
Congratulations Graduating Class of 2019
You and your guests are invited to a graduation luncheon & ceremony in your honour.
This is an important tradition in the School as we give our graduands a memorable farewell and the opporunity to gather once more with classmates, staff, and faculty.