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Planning

Do you have what it takes to inspire the evolution of our cities, towns, villages, neighbourhoods and communities? Planning is about transforming and improving the places within which we live.

A planning degree will give you the knowledge and skills to influence how we live today and in the future, and to make decisions that shape the processes of growth and development.

Planning is an extremely exciting discipline to study, especially today, in the face of major challenges such as attracting investment, creating jobs, protecting the environment, energy policy, housing supply, transport links, providing local amenities – and planning affects how these things happen. Therefore, as future planners you will have a very important role to play in shaping the future.

Planning at Queen's

Join Dr Richard Waldron for his webinar on Planning at Queen's.

Taster Lectures

  • Planning: Planning for the post-COVID Healthy City

    Cities are one of the most complex phenomena in the universe, the home to the majority of humanity and the drivers of innovation and national economies. The success of cities is not guaranteed – they need coordinated investment and anticipation of future risks, provided by the planning profession. One of the most important duties of planners is to keep city dwellers healthy; this has evolved from ensuring clean water supply and overcrowding in the early industrial era to contemporary health challenges of stemming from obesity, poor air quality and more recently the re-emergence of devastating contagious disease, COVID-19. This talk will explore how we should expect cities to respond to this crisis, and how we can use it as an opportunity to address some of the pre-existing health issues of the 21st Century city.

  • Planning: Introduction to Planning Practices

    This talk gives an overview of 'What is Planning' along with definitions, key concepts and examples

  • Tour of School of Natural and Built Environment

    Join Dr Laura Michael for a tour of the Planning facilities

Subject Overview

Planning is an extremely exciting discipline to study, especially today, in the face of major challenges such as attracting investment, creating jobs, protecting the environment, energy policy, housing supply, transport links, providing local amenities – and planning affects how these things happen. Therefore, as future planners you will have a very important role to play in shaping the future.

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Undergraduate Planning student, Michael Tomlinson, talks about his experiences studying the subject at Queen’s University Belfast
Undergraduate Planning student, Michael Tomlinson, talks about his experiences studying the subject at Queen’s University Belfast
Planning lecturer, Linda Fox-Rogers, talks about her experiences teaching the subject and the potential it has to help change the world for the better
Planning lecturer, Linda Fox-Rogers, talks about her experiences teaching the subject and the potential it has to help change the world for the better

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Why Planning? Q&A with Students | 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Join Dr Richard Waldron and some of our current students to find out what studying Planning at Queen's is really like. There will also be a live Q&A giving you the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you might have. 

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Our team will be online between 12:00 to 18:00 to answer any questions you might have.

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