Queen's University

School of

Urban and Regional Planning


Urban and Regional Planning

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Local & Regional Planning Challenges and Issues


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.

See a Map of the region!

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.