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Sim City meets academia in U of A's new community planning program

If you’ve ever survived a lecture by playing Sim City, it might be worth your while to pay attention to the latest development in the University of Alberta academic scene: community planning.
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U of A responds to community

Economic development in Alberta has received a boost from the University of Alberta, with a new community planning program that will help to fill a critical need in the province, while building a better future for Albertans, says Robert J. Summers, acting director of the recently established Community Planning Program.
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The Planning program educates students in the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of communities. Planners work for all levels of government and in professional planning consultancies.

Applicants interested in focusing on natural science elements of planning, including environmental management and the use of geographic information sciences, should consider the BSc Specialization in Planning and those interested in the aesthetic, economic, and social issues of planning should consider the BA, Major in Planning. There are links to each of these on the left hand side of the webpage.

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Planning Program News

Message from the Planning Director

It is my pleasure to welcome both new and returning students to the Planning program at the University of Alberta. We eagerly look forward to an exciting and challenging year for faculty and students alike and trust that it will be filled with new discoveries, perspectives and friendships.

The Planning Program strives to inspire and challenge our students to work with the local community and stakeholders and apply their collective knowledge and skills in creating more vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive communities. We welcome your thoughts, ideas and imaginations to be a part of this endeavor.
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University of Alberta Planning Program Joins ACUPP

The University of Alberta Planning Program which is set to begin in September 2012 was accepted into the Association of Canadian University Planning Programs (ACUPP) this past week. ACUPP is an inter university organization promote excellence in planning education, research and practice.

Robert Summers, the Acting Director of the U of A program noted that "being a member of ACUPP will provide our program with greater opportunities to collaborate with Planning programs across Canada on curriculum development, program delivery, scholarly research, student fieldtrips, and teaching opportunities. It is an important step forward for the program".
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