The faculty and students of the School of Urban Planning are actively engaged in a variety of research endeavours. Both faculty and students contribute regularly to professional publications and participate in international conferences. Students in the Master of Urban Planning program are required to undertake a major Supervised Research Project. Faculty and students also contibute to the practice of urban planning, in Montreal and beyond. Faculty members contribute to practice by acting as advisors and consultants for many types of projects. Students contribute to practice principally through studio projects. Many of these projects are carried out for real clients, who typically include municipal planning departments and civl-society organisations.