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.
The City of Kingston and surrounding areas provide ample and diverse sources of topics for research by student planners. The city includes a large territory of approximately 500 km2 containing a variety of urban, suburban, rural and natural landscapes with a metropolitan population of about 150,000. In recent years, the City has prepared extensive planning reports, strategies and plans to address such issues as urban design, transportation, growth management, heritage conservation, and downtown redevelopment to name just a few topics. Indeed Kingston has something to offer almost any interested student of urban and regional planning. Below is a brief description of a few topics.
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