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University of Alberta Launches New Course-Based Master's Degree in Urban & Regional Planning

Tuesday, November 1, 2016  
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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 emphasizes 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 centered 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 will begin accepting applications in the next few weeks for the entry in the Fall of 2017. For more information, please visit our website in the coming weeks: or contact: Dr. Sandeep Agrawal at


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.