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Community and Regional Planning, Faculty of Applied Science

PLAN_V: Community and Regional Planning

Not all courses offered each year.


  1. PLAN_V 211 (3) City-Making: A Global Perspective

    Contemporary city development trends, policies, and practices across the globe as explored against the backdrop of culture and technology. Includes hands-on learning.

  2. PLAN_V 221 (3) City Visuals

    An exploratory journey through the vast world of visualizing the city and ways of representing the built environment, including how to both interpret and use visualizations to read the city. Prerequisite: Second-year standing or above in any program.

  3. PLAN_V 231 (3) Methods of Community Engagement

    Examination of various approaches to hands-on engagement with urban communities while examining the meaning of public, community, and participation. Prerequisite: Second-year standing.

  4. PLAN_V 321 (3) Indigeneity and the City

    Place-based exploration of the multiple, complex and contested ways urban Indigeneity is constituted in Canada today, with opportunities for field trips and hands-on learning. Prerequisite: Third-year standing or above in any program. Second year students may be admitted with permission of instructor.

  5. PLAN_V 331 (3) The Just City in a Divided World

    Considers the city as a terrain for the manifestation and mediation of social justice. Explores how the allocation of land, goods, and services in cities (re)produces social stratification, and how institutions and civil society negotiate just and unjust outcomes. Prerequisite: Third-year standing or above in any program. Second year students may be admitted with permission of instructor.

  6. PLAN_V 341 (3) Smart Cities: Concepts, Methods and Design

    Rapid transformation of cities by information technology and socio-economic innovation; growth in citizen-generated data and the internet of things; emerging theory, methods, and frameworks for understanding Smart Cities. Prerequisite: Third-year standing or above in any program. Second year students may be admitted with permission of instructor. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  7. PLAN_V 351 (3) Green Cities

    The key social and technological challenges, contradictions, and opportunities in planning for ecologically sound urbanization. Prerequisite: Second-year standing.

  8. PLAN_V 361 (3) Community Planning in a World of Diversity

    Examination of how the diverse, multicultural, and cosmopolitan aspects of cities create challenges and opportunities for community planning. Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

  9. PLAN_V 425 (3) Urban Planning Issues and Concepts

    Evolution, practice and future of urban planning and development, with emphasis on institutional arrangements, housing, transportation, urban design and development control. For third- and fourth-year undergraduate students interested in urban planning. [3-0] This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  10. PLAN_V 448 (3) Special Topics in Urban Studies

    Selected topics in urban studies.

  11. PLAN_V 452 (3) Urban Studies Capstone II

    Application of key elements of urban studies theory, concepts, and methods to a community-engaged urban challenge. Prerequisite: GEOG 451. Fourth-year standing. Equivalency: URST452

  12. PLAN_V 500 (3) Comparative Perspectives on Planning History and Futures

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  13. PLAN_V 501 (3) Reconciliation and Planning

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  14. PLAN_V 502 (3) Sustainability and Resilience in Planning

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  15. PLAN_V 504 (3) Urban Design and Visual Representation

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  16. PLAN_V 505 (3) Planning Theory, Values, and Ethics

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  17. PLAN_V 506 (3) Information and Analysis in Planning

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  18. PLAN_V 507 (3) Engagement and Facilitation for Planners

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  19. PLAN_V 508 (3) Foundations of Planning Theory and History

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  20. PLAN_V 509 (2) Urbanism as a Global Way of Life

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  21. PLAN_V 510 (2) Environment and Sustainability Concepts for Planning Practice

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  22. PLAN_V 511 (3) The Legal and Institutional Context of Planning

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  23. PLAN_V 512 (3) Urban Economics, Infrastructure, and Real Estate Issues in Planning

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  24. PLAN_V 513 (3) Making and Implementing Community and Regional Plans

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  25. PLAN_V 514 (3) Indigenous Planning: Ways of Being, Knowing and Doing

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  26. PLAN_V 515 (3) Indigenous Law, Governance and Community Planning

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  27. PLAN_V 516 (3) Planning for Community Economic Development

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  28. PLAN_V 517 (3) Theory and Methods of Urban Design

    Application of urban design theory to a neighbourhood design. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  29. PLAN_V 521 (3) Quantitative Skills for Planners

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  30. PLAN_V 522 (2) Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  31. PLAN_V 523 (2) The Profession of Planning

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  32. PLAN_V 524 (2) Legal Concepts for Professional Planning

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  33. PLAN_V 525 (2) Planning Practice Methods

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  34. PLAN_V 526 (6) Selected Topics in Experimental Learning: The Planning Studio

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  35. PLAN_V 527 (3-6) Internship

    Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  36. PLAN_V 528 (3-6) Capstone Professional Report

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  37. PLAN_V 530 (3) Affordable Housing Policy and Planning

    The history of housing and homelessness policies as well as current issues and challenges faced by municipalities, regional governments, non-profit housing providers, and others. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  38. PLAN_V 531 (3) Planning for Disaster-Resilient Communities

    Natural disasters from the perspective of risk analysis, risk reduction, and planning for disaster-resilient communities. Focus primarily on Canada and the U.S. but includes disaster risk globally. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  39. PLAN_V 532 (3) Strategic Planning: Developing and Implementing Policy Plans

    Theory and practice of developing and implementing plans for sustainable regions, cities, and neighbourhoods. Combining land use, transportation, environment, socio-economic, and financial directions, managing plan making including public participation, and writing council reports. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  40. PLAN_V 534 (1) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

    Theory, history and capabilities behind GIS, with customized laboratory exercises that incorporate urban design and planning themes. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  41. PLAN_V 535 (3) Transportation Planning & Analysis

    Foundations of urban travel modelling: data needs; survey and sampling techniques; model calibration and validation; discrete choice modeling; 4-step travel demand forecasting (trip generation, distribution, modal choice, and assignment); activity based models; integrated land use/transport models. Credit will be granted for only one of CIVL 441, CIVL 583, or PLAN 535. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  42. PLAN_V 540 (6) Planning Praxis

    Pass/fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  43. PLAN_V 541 (6) Planning Studio

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  44. PLAN_V 542 (3) Practical Practice: City Planning as a Craft

    Approach, role, style, and essential skills of practical urban planning: working at the community level; developing overall policy; managing development; undertaking urban design; and engaging in the political process. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  45. PLAN_V 543 (12) Indigenous Community Planning Practicum

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  46. PLAN_V 545 (3-12) Planning Studies Abroad

    An extended site visit outside Canada to understand the cultural context for community and regional planning issues and the local institutional response. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  47. PLAN_V 548 (1-12) Current Issues in Planning

    Each year the school may offer one or more courses on a topical issue covering recent advances in the field. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  48. PLAN_V 549 (6-12) Master's Thesis

    Research and preparation of a thesis on a topic in public policy or professional practice. The credit value for this course will be determined in consultation with the student prior to the registration. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  49. PLAN_V 550 (3-6) Directed Studies

    With the approval of the Chair of the program. The credit value for this course will be determined in consultation with the student prior to the registration. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  50. PLAN_V 558 (3) The Role of Theory in Planning Research

    This course will be taken in the first term of the Master's program. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  51. PLAN_V 559 (3) Design of Planning- and Policy-Oriented Research

    Research design for SCARP thesis-based Master's students. Approaches for designing research methodologies and thesis structure. Selection processes for research focus; linking research problems to methodological sources; logics of structuring the thesis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  52. PLAN_V 560 (1) Master's Thesis Workshop

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  53. PLAN_V 565 (1-12) Current Issues in Real Property Development and Planning

    Topics will vary. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  54. PLAN_V 579 (3) Public Health, Transportation, and the Built Environment

    Health issues associated with transportation and the built environment; design of urban form for non-motorized transportation for the improvement of personal and environmental health; factors that impact transportation choices; applying findings from research to specific transportation planning processes and projects. Credit will be granted for only one of PLAN 579 or SPPH 571. Equivalency: SPPH571 This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  55. PLAN_V 580 (3) Urban Transportation Planning

    Topics include the relationship between transportation and urban activity systems; analysis of supply and demand; accessibility and environment; institutional arrangements and public finance. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  56. PLAN_V 583 (3) Housing and Community Planning Policy

    Homes and communities are a focus of public policy for local and senior governments. Overview of past and current policies addressing the design and development of homes and communities. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  57. PLAN_V 587 (3-12) Urban Design

    A studio/seminar on the history of the physical form of cities and theories of city design. Topics include social impacts, heritage and environmental conservation, urban revitalization, and the legal and administrative instruments for the implementation of city designs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  58. PLAN_V 591 (3) Land Use and Environmental Policy

    Identify potential impacts of human land use activities on environmental systems; review policies in place at various levels of government in Canada (and elsewhere) that promote sustainable development and reduce negative impacts; assess effectiveness of those policies; design new policies. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  59. PLAN_V 597 (3) Planning for Water Resources Management

    The relationships among relevant bio-physical, socio-economic and institutional systems as applied to regional planning for watersheds, lakes, estuaries, coastal zones and international river basins. Water supply, waste disposal, fisheries, aquaculture, recreation, hydropower and flood control. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  60. PLAN_V 601 (3) Research Methods Seminar

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  61. PLAN_V 602 (3) Planning Theory Advanced Seminar

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  62. PLAN_V 603 (3) Ph.D. Colloquium

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

  63. PLAN_V 649 (0) Doctoral Dissertation

    This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.


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