Welcome to the School of Planning

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 Institute of Planners, 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. Feb. 17, 2017Planning students journey to Japan

    By Farah Hasan, Communications & Social Media Coordinator, Faculty of Environment

  2. Feb. 15, 2017In the media: Dawn Parker, planning alumni on why workplaces lag ehind high rises along LRT

    Workplace development near LRT stations lagging home building

    Originally posted by Dheana Ramsay on the Faculty of Environment website

  3. Jan. 23, 2017A co-op student's experience working abroad

    Open roads: one co-op student’s experience working abroad

    by Andreea Perescu

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  1. May 4, 2017Spring 2017 Pragma Council Conference & Dinner

    The title of our upcoming conference:

    “Tomorrow Has Arrived: Cities and Autonomous Vehicles”

  2. May 5 to 7, 2017Waterloo Equithon

    Join the 2017 Waterloo Equithon

    Attention Planners !

    As part of UW’s participation in the United Nations’ HeForShe 10x10x10 initiative, the Faculty of Math's HeForShe committee is hosting our first Gender Equity Hackathon. Beginner to expert hackers are welcome  to take part in the EQUATION.

    Register by April 21st!

    More details here: https://equithon.org

  3. June 13, 2017Congratulations Graduating Class of 20172016 class photo

    The School of Planning invites graduating students and their guests to attend the 2017 Graduation Luncheon & Ceremony

    This is an important tradition in the School as we give our graduands a memorable farewell and the opportunity to gather once more with the wonderful people of the School — classmates, staff, and faculty.

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