Contact the Planning Studio

Once you have an idea for a studio project, you can submit a proposal for faculty consideration, and we'll be in touch to work out whether the Studio is a good fit for you and how we can help. You can also reach out if you have a preliminary idea, actionable problem, or question you'd like to talk to us about. 


Organizations interested in partnering with the SCARP Planning Studio are encouraged to discuss project ideas with the Studio leads ASAP. 
Who's contacting us today?
Is this a preliminary question or are you ready with your full project proposal?

Title and overview of the project, including the main objectives, target audience, key stakeholders and anticipated impacts.
Relevant context on the issues to be addressed and the reasons why the project is being initiated. Please include links/attachments of any key reference documents.
Overview of the partner organization, mission and interest in the proposed project. Please also provide name, position and contact for the project lead and/or primary point person, i.e. the individual that the students will report to on a regular basis and who will provide feedback to the student team.
Definition of the geographical, demographic and/or temporal scope as well as an outline of the main outputs that would contribute to the partner’s goals for the project. The student team will undertake a more detailed scoping of work in response to the RFP and in collaboration with the project partner at the outset of the project and this will form part of the Project Proposal.  

There are four main written deliverables required, corresponding to approximate dates:  

  1. Project Proposal/ RFP response (mid-October)  

  1. Interim Report (early December)  

  1. Draft Final Report (early March)  

  1. Final Report (early April)  

Student teams will present their Proposal to the partners only. Presentations of all interim reports with a Q&A will be in early December. We will host a public presentation in late March or early April where students will present their reports, posters and a 5-minute summary of their work. If there are additional deliverables anticipated for the proposed project, please indicate these along with when they would ideally be expected. These will be discussed and confirmed with the Studio Faculty and student team at the outset of the project.  

Students are selected and matched to projects based on their interests, backgrounds, skills and experience. To assist with this process, please outline any specific skills and/or experience that would be required to execute the proposed project. These capacities may be technical in nature (i.e. GIS) or relate to soft skills (i.e. experience working in specific community settings).  

A portion of the partner contribution fee is used to cover minor expenses associated with local travel, materials, printing, etc. Please indicate any significant additional expenses anticipated for the proposed project.

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