This concentration aims to provide an understanding of the environmental factors and processes that affect, or are affected by, nearly all planning decisions, and to prepare planners in the fields of sustainable development, protection of natural areas, environmental assessment and environmental policy. Environmental planners work with local, regional and provincial governments, federal agencies, conservation authorities, non-governmental organizations and community groups. Examples of environmental planning in action are drawn from experience in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton (GTHA) area as well other areas in Canada and around the world. Students entering this concentration are not expected to have previous course work or experience in the field of environmental planning, although these would clearly help.
In addition to the core courses that all MScPl students must complete, students choosing this concentration will select at least five half-courses, subject to the approval of the concentration advisor.
Advisor: Carolyn DeLoyde