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Aerial view of McGill's main campus in central Montréal. Mont-Royal is to the left.

Student proposal for east-central Montréal

Autoroute Ville-Marie in central Montréal is among the most massive infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Montréal, and its negative effects on the adjacent urban fabric and nearby communities are still major issues.

Postwar suburban subdivisions: blight or cultural landscapes of significant value?

The Place de la Cité project replaced the fine-grained urban fabric seen at the left with megastructures. Some saw it as progress, others as desecration. The conflict continues to rage...

Current and former faculty, staff, and students of the School of Urban Planning united at Homecoming 60/35



The School draws students from around the world. Through our core Master of Urban Planning degree program and an optional concentration in Transportation Planning, we train professionals for the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors in two years of intensive study, much of which takes place in real-life group projects using the Montréal metropolitan region as a living laboratory. Our aim is to give individuals the intellectual and practical skills needed to excel in the field and thereby to improve human settlements around the world.

SUP at the McGill Open House: Sunday 26 October

Student representatives will be at the School's table in the Trottier Building from 9h to 16h. Please drop by to find out more about our programme offerings! 

The School welcomes a new professor in economic aspects of urban planning

Professor Richard Shearmur joined our core full-time faculty in August 2013. Professor Shearmur, who has had a distiguished career as an academic with INRS UCS, currently focuses on the Geography of innovation, Local impacts of innovation, High-order services (KIBS), Intra-metropolitan economy, Regional development factors and policies, Applied methods of spatial analysis, and Statistical concepts and measures. He will boost our research and teaching activities in the areas of urban and regional economics, with a focus on metropolitan dynamics, the spatial distribution of innovation, mobility, and real-estate issues.  

Award of Excellence for Gladys Chan

The School is pleased to announce that Ms Gladys Chan, our Student Affairs Coordinator, received an Award of Excellence from the Faculty of Engineering in May 2013. Please join us in congratulating Gladys on this important distinction !

Admissions for 2015-16

Applicants to the M.U.P. and Ph.D. programs wishing to be considered for admission in the next cycle (for the academic year beginning in September 2015) will need to have all their material submitted by the 15th of January 2015. The online admissions system, uApply, will be updated and available to receive applications in mid-October 2015. Please see the Admissions page for further information!