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School of Urban Planning


The School draws students from around the world. Through our core Master of Urban Planning degree 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.

2014 Brenda and Samuel Gewurz Lecture in Urban Design
HERMAN HERTZBERGER : The School as a City, the City as a School

18h on Thursday 13 March 2014 
Macdonald-Harrington Building Room G10

Please click on the poster thumbnail for details! 


Join us for lively midday talks on urban affairs! Please click on the poster thumbnail for details. 

Jeanne Wolfe Day 2013

This annual event was celebrated with a guided visit to 'The Main' (boulevard Saint-Laurent) with L'Autre Montréal. 

Open or download PDF version of poster: jwolfeday_2013_poster.pdf

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 !


The application deadline for the upcoming academic year (beginning in September 2014) was the 15th of January 2014. The Admissions Committee will be reviewing dossiers in the coming weeks. Please see the Admissions page for further information!