Department of Geography and Planning

Department of Geography and Planning
Department of Geography and Planning

Local & Regional Planning Challenges and Issues

Introduction

The School of Urban and Regional Planning encourages comparative study of Canadian cities, and its location in Kingston allows easy access to Montréal, Toronto and Ottawa.

Map depicting Kingston and surrounding cities (Sudbury, Ottawa, etc) as well as a portion of the United States (border, Buffalo, Rochester, NYC, etc).

SURP students can easily study planning issues from a variety of small, medium and large communities. To get you started, we take frequent walking tours in Kingston and visit the other three cities in organized field studies in our first term. These field trips directly illustrate the content of first year courses.

Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa and Kingston are all metropolitan areas with a high quality of life, active planning programs and a variety of urban and regional challenges. They offer a myriad of case studies for faculty and students.