Urban Studies, Urban Planning and Real Estate expertise

In 2010, 50% of the world’s population lived in an urban area; in North America, it reached 82%.

The major issues facing society manifest themselves primarily in cities and suburbs: globalization and local development, the new economy and its relationship to space, poverty in its various forms, integration of immigrants, access to housing and property, transportation and pollution, the environment and health, funding for services and infrastructures, neighbourhood revitalization, built heritage, tourism development, governance, and sustainable development.

ESG UQAM is part and parcel of this urban reality and is finely attuned to the issues involved. The School’s high-calibre programmes and research activities have set it apart from those of other institutions, and their success is due to the expertise of faculty and the interdisciplinary approach to teaching.