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Welcome to the School of Planning

Welcome to the School of Planning at Dalhousie University. Dalhousie University is one of Canada's top research and teaching universities. The School is located on bustling Spring Garden Road, in the heart of the east coast’s largest city. A vibrant port with a population of 390,000 and growing, Halifax enjoys an unsurpassed natural setting on the Atlantic coast. Founded in 1749, Halifax is the academic, cultural and economic centre of Atlantic Canada.

The School of Planning offers a professional planning education to students from Canada, the United States and abroad. Our web site contains information not only for prospective students, current students, and employers, but also for those interested in planning issues relevant to the Maritimes today.

The School of Planning is one of two constituent schools in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning. Our strength lies in understanding urban and environmental systems, and the relationships between them. The faculty are committed to planning and designing good communities in life-sustaining environments. The School of Planning seeks to provide rigorous education in community design, and to advance the academic discipline and professional practice of planning through teaching, research, and professional and community service.

The work of the School is informed by key principles that reflect our shared commitment to our work and the approaches that we take.

Our approach is:

  • community-centred
  • design-based
  • focussed particularly on the settlements of Atlantic Canada

Please follow this link, or the menu above, to find descriptions of the several programs that we offer in response to different needs.


Revised 4 January 2012