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!

Find out more about Planning!

  1. Apr. 20, 2021Building Design Winners!

    Congratulations to Adam Zigante and Melissa Jade Greco award winners for the Building Design engagement event!

     The School of Planning would also like to thank all participants for their submissions, they were all amazing!  

     Let's see what the winners had to say...

  2. Mar. 4, 2021Congratulations Brad Bruder, 2020 Co-op Student of the Year for the Faculty of Environment!

    The School of Planning offers our congratulations to Brad Bruder for receiving the 2020 Co-op Student of the Year Award for the Faculty of Environment!

  3. 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”.

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