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!

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    The School of Planning acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations of the Grand River

  2. June 10, 2021Planner-in-Residence Program

    Expressions of Interest - 2021-2022 Academic Year

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  3. May 18, 2021Congratulations Yomna Eldin and team, Annual TD Urban Design Competition second-place winners
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