Our School encompasses all levels of education with a BA, BSc, MSc or PhD specialization in Planning. We offer a practical learning experience including field schools where students take a hands-on approach to learning about urban and regional planning in the real world with established professionals in the field.
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What Is Planning?
Planning refers to regional and/or urban planning, which is a field of study concerned with developing and designing human settlements within urban or rural areas. Among other things, planners focus on land use and built environments, including the movement of water and air into and out of the areas of focus, the distribution of communication and transport systems, and more.
Planners shape the world around them. They use space and buildings to support society, enhance our lives, and protect the natural resources surrounding us. Planners work for all levels of government and in professional planning consultancies. They develop social policies, work on economic development, and use technology to help plan parks and housing, or develop transportation infrastructure.
Our degree programs strive to educate students in both the art and science of planning, and feature 'hands-on' labs and experiential learning through site visits and exploration of local planning issues. Select the level of education below to find out more.