At UQ|UP we take the task of developing the next generation of urban strategists and planning practitioners seriously. Working with our Planning Education Advisory Board, Stephanie Wyeth has been reshaping our final year program to include a greater emphasis on the essential skills, capabilities and experiences required in a graduate’s planning toolkit. The Western Corridor Field Trip is one of the initiatives students can now access. Last week, Steph and students toured renewal energy projects, master-planned communities, industry and knowledge precincts, sporting and community infrastructure projects, commercial and residential developments. The group heard from civic leaders, urban changemakers as well as planning and development professionals. We discussed pros and cons of statutory planning, developer-led change, and community action. Monday’s debrief session was rich and overflowing with ideas, critiques on contemporary practice and enthusiasm.