We’ve Changed our Name...

...we're still offering the same winning combination of urban planning and human geography teaching and research.

For more than 40 years, Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning has built its reputation across the boundaries of planning and geography. Alongside its well known planning expertise it has also become one of the leading international centres for human geography, with particular strengths in economic, urban and rural geography and in spatial analysis and geo-computation. This interaction between the disciplines has allowed the School to be consistently ranked top in its field in research evaluations.

At a time when research, policy and practice agendas are undergoing considerable change, both nationally and internationally, it is essential that the School remains at the forefront of intellectual development and teaching innovation. By renaming the School we explicitly recognise the twin contributions of planning and human geography to our research and teaching programmes. For example, we can use geographical theory and spatial analysis to analyse why some places (cities, towns, regions) are more economically resilient, environmentally sustainable, socially cohesive or less healthy than other places. Such analysis helps us design interventions to deliver more sustainable, resilient and liveable places in practice.

On 1st August 2012 the School’s name changed to Cardiff School of Geography and Planning. We feel that this reflects the reality of the School’s reputation and research strengths, and highlights our enthusiasm for the two undergraduate geography programmes we offer as well as our long standing  undergraduate planning programme.

Our respected and highly popular specialist postgraduate programmes are offered through the Masters Graduate School of City and Regional Planning, which is part of the Cardiff School of Geography and Planning.  In September 2012 we are introducing an innovative new Masters in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development (PLANET Europe) taught jointly with Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) and Blekinge Institute of Technology (SWE), and in 2013 our new Masters in Eco-Cities will be launched.

This is a very exciting time in our history and we look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.