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University of Alberta MSc Planning Program – Applications Open!

The University of Alberta in Canada is pleased to announce the launch of a new course-based Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning. Rooted in the idea of planning for resiliency, the program focuses on land use planning and policy development to enhance community resilience to economic, social, and environmental challenges. The program emphasises the development of a critical understanding of environmental and economic processes in planning for growing regions and large and small towns. This includes issues of climate change, extreme weather, winter cities and northern towns. The program offers both a 2 year and a 1 year stream. The two year regular stream is meant for those who are fresh to Planning while the one year accelerated stream is designed for those who are already in the profession but seek to advance their education. The program is an advanced study program centred on a core consisting of planning studio, other core and optional courses such as planning for resilient cities and regions, internship and field school, plus a major research paper or project.

We are now accepting applications for the entry in the Fall of 2017. For more information, please visit our website: Or contact: Dr. Sandeep Agrawal, Professor and Inaugural Director at