Welcome to SEDRD

The University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) brings together major academic fields concerned with creating strong communities, in Canada and around the world. The School has six programs: Landscape Architecture (BLA and MLA), Rural Planning and Development (M.Sc. and MPlan), Capacity Development and Extension (M.Sc), and a PhD program in Rural Studies. SEDRD reflects the imperatives in building authentic communities where planners, leaders, communicators, landscape architects, the citizens and politicians all play important interdependent roles in community strength.

Landscape Architecture

Combines art and science to design attractive, functional and sustainable outdoor spaces for everyone to enjoy.

Rural Planning and Development

Conducts interdisciplinary research and guides processes of change in rural communities.

Capacity Development and Extension

Supports communities in Canada and around the world through learning, advocacy and communication.

Rural Studies

Explores the components for capacity development, design and planning of landscapes and rural communities.


9 hours 34 min ago

RT : Our new research project begins! Opportunities available for community collaborators and support for Indigenous Mas… https://t.co/BK5e2oFncJ

13 hours 30 min ago

Congratulations to Cecelia Paine on your retirement! Thank you for all your contributions to the , SEDRD and t… https://t.co/nVCKgOgHX3

13 hours 39 min ago

RT : The video is now available! Great day to share our story. Strong and allied Onkwehonwe/Indigenous women! https://t.co/elrQrEhvZO