Since 1970, our rigorous and well-focused two-year Master of Planning (M.PL.) program allows our students to develop the knowledge and skills they require to become leaders in the planning field and to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving urban environment.
Kingston is also dealing with an industrial legacy that dates from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Such lands have real or perceived contamination and many remain vacant or underutilized and are located in strategic areas of the City, namely waterfront and downtown locations. In 2002, City Council passed a resolution approving the formation of a task force to review and develop a strategy for the remediation and redevelopment of lands affected by Brownfields. A number of SURP students and faculty contributed to the work of the City’s Brownfields Taskforce. The taskforce’s work led the City to develop a brownfields program included within a revised Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The City of Kingston’s CIP will be among the first in Ontario to use the new Brownfields Financial T x Incentive Program to provide financial assistance to encourage the cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites.
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