Urban Design

Create beautiful, vibrant and sustainable spaces

Creating spaces that combine function, visual appeal and sustainability is the urban design challenge of this century. Our award-winning Urban Design program provides an interdisciplinary approach to the craft of place-making and place-keeping. With perspectives and tools from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, civil engineering and a host of other disciplines, you'll learn to help communities of all sizes to reach their full potential.

  • Choose from short, intensive courses designed for working professionals
  • Learn from leading urban design professionals across Canada
  • Work with a cohort of peers and build a strong professional network
  • Earn continuing education credits with various professional association



2-3 days / course


$650-$950 / course

Take our short and intensive courses one at a time to suit your schedule.

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September 2019

25 Theory and Practice URBD780 URBD780-VA1197

27 Visual Communication URBD786 URBD786-VA1197

November 2019

13 Economic Fundamentals URBD785 URBD785-VA1197

15 Designing Integrated Neighbourhoods URBD783 URBD783-VA1197

January 2020

30 Studio I: Analytic Tools URBD778 URBD778-SU1201

April 2020

15 Ecological Planning and Sustainable Design URBD787 URBD787-VA1201

17 Planning for Transportation and Accessibility URBD790 URBD790-VA1201

June 2020

4 Studio II: Synthesis of Urban Form URBD779 URBD779-12041

September 2020

23 Theory and Practice URBD780 URBD780-VA12071

25 Visual Communication URBD786 URBD786-VA12071

November 2020

18 Economic Fundamentals URBD785 URBD785-VA12071

20 Public Realm URBD789 URBD789-VA12071

January 2021

28 Studio I: Analytic Tools URBD778 URBD778-SU12111

April 2021

14 Ecological Planning and Sustainable Design URBD787 URBD787-VA12111

16 Implementation Methods URBD791 URBD791-VA12111

June 2021

3 Studio II: Synthesis of Urban Form URBD779 URBD779-12141

Part-Time Certificate Program


8 courses


Finish in 2 years


Our Urban Design Certificate includes electives that allow you to focus on specific urban design issues ranging from transportation to urban revitalization.

You'll learn to:

  • Understand the economic, social and environmental considerations involved in effective urban design
  • Communicate visually through hands-on graphic techniques
  • Become familiar with the history and principles of urban design and place-making
  • Improve your visual spatial awareness

Is this program for you?

This program is for urban design professionals looking to make a difference in their community, including:

  • Planners
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Landscapers

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Apply by September 13, 2019

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