The School of Urban and Regional Planning is also the home of the National Executive Forum on Public Property. Created in 1998 (formerly known as the Queen's Land Forum), it has become the premier organization for senor executives in public property management at all three levels of government across Canada.
Municipal members include the cities of Brampton, Calgary, Edmonton, Mississauga, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria's Capital Regional District.
Provincial and territorial agencies include: BC Housing, BC Hydro, Shared Services BC; Yukon Highways and Public Works, Northwest Territories Department of Public Works & Services, Government of Nunavut, Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, Infrastructure Ontario, Société immobilière du Québec, New Brunswick Supply and Services Department, Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and Newfoundland and Labrador Transportation and Works.
Federal departments and agencies in the Forum include the Canada Lands Company; Correctional Services Canada, Department of National Defence; Public Works and Government Services Canada; and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.
While the School provides academic leadership, there is a board of advisors drawn from NGOs and other universities including Calgary, Harvard, Ryerson, Toronto and York.
The purpose of the Forum is to provide a neutral venue for senior executives to share visions, problems, experiences and best practices, backed up by intelligence and research. It holds a conference and retreat annually, and funds specific research projects (past ones included benchmarking, RFP practice, Indigenous land issues, outsourcing of property services, and property maintenance funding). The Forum is self-financed and employs an Executive Director/Convener and an Administration & Event Coordinator.
The Forum gives the School a high profile among managers of public land and property, and they have been an important source of our graduate student internship placements, especially their dedicated positions for our students. We are the only planning school in Canada, if not North America, that has more than a foothold at the federal level. Other benefits for the School have included financial support for workshop projects, research assistantships, and research funding.
For more information visit the National Executive Forum on Public Property website
National Executive Forum on Public Property
School of Urban and Regional Planning
Department of Geography and Planning
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Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Telephone (613) 533-6515
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