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This guide is intended to help you get started with your planning research.

Faculties, Programs

University of Calgary

University of Alberta Urban and Regional Planning Program

University of Lethbridge Urban and Regional Studies  

Vancouver Island University Master of Community Planning


American Planning Association Independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities.

Association of Canadian University Planning Programs Main goal of the association is to promote excellence in planning education, research and practice.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Promotes education, research, service, and outreach in the United States and the world.

Canadian Institute of Planners The voice of Canada’s planning community since 1919.

Canada Mortgage and Housing As Canada’s authority on housing, contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers objective housing research and advice.

Urban Affairs Association International professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service providers.

Urban Design Group (UK) Goal is to promote high standards of performance in planning, urban design and architecture, landscape design and all other aspects of the built environment.