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. 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”.

  2. Sep. 13, 2019Planner-in-Residence 2019-2020 Ann Joyner

    The School is pleased to announce that the Planner-in-Residence for 2019-2020 is Ann Joyner.

    Learn more about Ann Joyner

  3. 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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  1. Nov. 19, 2019AGP Community Planning Café – 2019-2020 - 4th Installment

    Digital Engagement for Participatory City Building

    Speaker: Morgan Boyco, BA, MScPl 

    New digital tools and technologies have the potential to democratize and disrupt planning and city building initiatives.  Morgan Boyco, a Planner and Community Engagement Specialist with Dillon Consulting, will be discussing how his team is using digital engagement techniques to extend participation and empower citizens, highlighting the latest innovations and lessons learned through recent project work.

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