School of Urban Planning
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.
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!