RPD student Angela Asuncion wins American Planning Association Fellowship

Congratulations to Angela Asuncion, a second-year MSc. Candidate in Rural Planning and Development in International Development Studies for being recognized as the American Planning Association Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Division (APA-ENRE) Student Fellow for the 2020-2021 year! The APA-ENRE Student Fellowship program funds excelling graduate students whose research is related to promoting sound environmental, natural resources, and energy planning. Angela’s research, supervised by Dr.

PhD Candidate, Ashleigh Weeden joins the Honourable Minister Maryam Monsef and local leaders from across Canada at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Rural Forum

On November 25th, PhD (Rural Studies) candidate Ashleigh Weeden appeared alongside the Honourable Minister Maryam Monsef (Rural Economic Development and Status of Women) and rural leaders from across Canada as part of a panel event hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM’s). The panel highlighted stories of rural community resilience.

Walter H. Kehm publishes new book "Accidental Wilderness: The Origins and Ecology of Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park"

Join Walter H. Kehm on November 24 at 7:00 pm for his book launch titled 'Accidental Wilderness: The Origins and Ecology of Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park'.

Once referred to as Toronto’s "accidental wilderness,” Tommy Thompson Park is now recognized as an urban miracle.  Initially created as a landfill site, the park has grown dramatically. Forests, grasslands, and wildlife now thrive – all steps from the most densely populated areas of North America’s fourth-largest city.

Winter 2021 GTA Positions Available

The Winter 2021 Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) positions have now been posted. The deadline for applications is November 17, 2020.

RPD Celebrates World Town Planning Day

World Town Planning Day is an occasion to celebrate and recognize the importance of planning in our communities. This year, Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is hosting a scavenger hunt with all planning schools in Ontario. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase planning across the province regardless of where you live! The scavenger hunt will take place on Instagram from November 4, 2020 to November 8, 2020 and you need to respond to one of the themes mentioned below.

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