The Urban Policy Lab offers a wide array of educational programming, including student fellowships, skills workshops, professional development initiatives, and experiential learning opportunities.

Case Competitions

The Lab organizes an annual Urban Policy Case Competition — the only Munk School case competition focused on city issues — in which teams of Master of Public Policy and Master of Global Affairs students compete to develop solutions to an urban policy challenge, and present their ideas to a panel of expert judges.

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Skills Development Workshops

The Lab has organized and delivered more than two dozen skills and professional development workshops, attended by more than 650 Munk School students, on topics such as: public consultation, urban planning, strategic foresight, municipal budgeting, infrastructure planning, regional growth management, project management, and service design.

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Experiential Learning

The Lab designs experiential learning opportunities that encourage students to get out of the classroom and into the community. Our "Munk in the City" initiative, for example, motivated students to see first-hand the challenges faced by residents across Toronto, and consider the urban policy solutions that can address these issues.

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Career Planning and Networking

The Lab arranges mentorship and career planning conversations with alumni and outside practitioners, and creates opportunities for students to grow their professional network. Our annual speed networking event has connected Munk students with over 100 urban policy professionals across the Greater Toronto region. And our new mentorship program has helped students cultivate meaningful relationships with more than two dozen leaders in the field.

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