CO-OP HAS BEEN INACTIVE IN 2011-2013.
Community Oriented Oregon Planners (CO-OP) is the University of Oregon's student chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). The Planning, Public Policy, and Management (PPPM) Department at the UO sponsors this student group.
CO-OP hosts the First Wednesday Planners Forum. These meetings bring students and professionals with a planning or related background together for informal discussions about topics of interest to the students and professionals. Examples of past topics have included form-based codes, urban renewal, UGB expansion, and in-fill development. CO-OP also holds regular student meetings every Thursday (except for weeks of the First Wednesday Planners Forum) at 4:30 p.m. in the Frazier Hearth, room 119 Hendricks Hall. All interested students (grad and undergrad) are welcome.
Designated members of CO-OP serve as liaisons to the state chapter of the APA (OAPA). These members report back on lobbying efforts of the OAPA and legislative changes of interest to planners. CO-OP is a relatively young student group and has plans to join the efforts of existing PPPM student groups as well as establish an annual planning career day with area schools, bi-annual welcome back parties for planning students, and a source of funding to help defer the cost of planning students' attendance at the annual APA conference. For more information, please feel free to contact
For information on the First Wednesday forums, contact
This page updated July 22, 2013