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 School of Urban and Regional Planning also includes 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. Members include federally, Canada Lands Company, Correctional Services Canada, Fisheries and Oceans, National Defence, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Transport Canada, and Treasury Board Secretariat; provincially, BC Hydro, BC Ministry of Labour and Citizen's Services (Accommodation and Real Estate Services), Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, New Brunswick Supply and Services, Newfoundland and Labrador Transportation and Works, Nova Scotia Transportation and Public Works, Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, Ontario Realty Corporation, and Saskatchewan Property Management; and municipally, the cities of Brampton, Calgary, Edmonton, Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg. While the School provides academic leadership, there is a board of academic advisors drawn from the planning and business schools at UBC, York, McGill and Dalhousie.
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 aboriginal land issues, outsourcing of property services, and property maintenance funding). It is self-financed and employs a convener and an assistant convener.
The Forum gives the School a very high profile among managers of public land and property, and they have been the main source of our 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 payoffs for the School include financial support for class projects, research assistantships, and research funding.
For more information visit http://www.publicpropertyforum.ca/
National Executive Forum on Public Property
539 Robert Sutherland Hall
School of Urban and Regional Planning
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Telephone (613) 533-6515
Fax (613) 533-6905