Planning at UQ

About Planning at UQ

Planning at UQ is concerned with strategic, long-term structural and statutory approaches to improve built and natural environments, often working through the legislative framework that controls land use.

UQ's Planning research and teaching staff are among Australia's best practitioners, and we enjoy international links with collaborators in the US, Canada, France and Indonesia.

Our wide-ranging expertise spans:

  • urban design
  • transport and infrastructure
  • information technology
  • heritage and conservation
  • resource management
  • environmental planning and monitoring
  • law and practice
  • commercial and industrial development
  • policy.

Employers recognise UQ Planning degrees as delivering confident, knowledgeable and experienced graduates - our Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning is one of Australia's leading Planning programs, and our Masters of Urban and Regional Planning was the first masters-level program in Queensland to be accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia.

UQ Planning Blog

Keep up to date with the work of our planning academics and students via the UQ Urban Planning Blog  

UQ Planning Education Advisory Board

The UQ Planning Education Advisory Board brings together strategists, policymakers and practitioners from across industry, government and professional organisations to create thriving cities and communities.

The board provides a forum for collaboration to equip students and graduates with skills and experience as they progress from being students to professionals.

A UQ Planning qualification will prepare you for a rewarding career helping communities, companies and governments to integrate environmental, economic and social aspects of development.
Learn about our internationally-renowned research expertise and impacts, centres and groups, and how you can work with us and access our world-class facilities.
Meet our Planning experts, who are recognised world wide for their teaching and research excellence, and for their collaborative links with industry and community.

What our graduates say

Nicolas Nalder

"Some of the great lecturers really made an impact on me as a planner. All of the staff were genuinely interested in nurturing the students and providing us with all the tools to start our careers."

Nicholas Nalder, Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning (Honours)

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