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Faculty of Community Services


Ryerson’s School of Urban and Regional Planning is a leading centre for research on cities and regions.

Our research activities enhance planning practice in this city, across the country and around the world.

Research areas and projects

Explore our current research interests. Find a researcher. Read summaries of our latest work.

Research centres and labs

Discover how we are developing an evidence base in support of policy and practice change.

Research awards and grants

Apply for internal and external research grants. Nominate a colleague for a research award.

Research Insights

Read our research findings in plain language. Easily identify key policy and practice implications.


Graduate research

Browse research conducted by our master of planning students.

Social Innovation  

Learn to integrate social innovation into your teaching and research activities.

Positioning for Success in Academia

Stay on top of best practices in research, writing and teaching.