Careers in planning

With a degree in Planning, you can pursue careers in areas such as:

  • urban planning - guiding the future of our communities
  • environmental planning - protecting natural areas and parks; making urban areas more sustainable
  • transportation planning - public transit, road systems
  • residential development - subdivisions, downtown lofts
  • emergency planning - preparing for disasters
  • urban design - create the look and feel of our communities
  • law - planning and environmental
  • social planning - affordable housing, health care

Where do planners work?

  • local, provincial, and federal governments
  • consulting firms
  • real estate development companies
  • school boards
  • non-profit organizations
  • economic development and tourism agencies
 

Further education

As a graduate of the Planning program, you can pursue specialized Master's or PhD programs, or other professional programs such:

  • urban and regional planning
  • environmental planning
  • geographic information systems (GIS)
  • local economic development
  • urban design
  • business (MBA)
  • public administration (MPA)
  • law
  • architecture

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