University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy and Management

Rich Margerum, Ph.D.

Rich MargerumProfessor
Department Head
Director, Master of Community and Regional Planning Program
Director, Undergraduate Program
Member, JAPA editorial board 2008-09

Phone: 541-346-2526

Website: Collaboratives Research Page


Ph.D. (Urban and regional planning; Law minor), University of Wisconsin, Madison (1995)
M.S., (Water resources management), University of Wisconsin, Madison (1992)
M.C.R.P., (Environmental planning), University of Cincinnati (1989)
B.A., (Geology), Wittenberg University (1987)

Courses and Seminars

  • Introduction to Planning Principles and Practice
  • Collaborative Planning and Management
  • Plan Making
  • The Practice of Leadership and Change
  • Environmental Planning
  • Leadership & Facilitation Skills

Collaboration Curriculum

Summary of Interests

Research areas:

  • environmental planning
  • land-use issues and collaborative planning and management
  • decision making and evaluation of implementation

Online publication (1999)

Sole-Authored Books

Margerum, Richard D. September 2011. Beyond Consensus: Improving Collaboration to Solve Complex Public Problems. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Book Overview (PDF)
Table of Contents (PDF)
New PPPM Faculty Publication on Collaboration in Resource Management
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Refereed Journal Publications

Richard D. Margerum, Susan Brody, Robert Parker and Gail McEwen in press. “Smart Growth Centers: An Evaluation of Incentive Policies in Four Metropolitan Regions.” Journal of Transport and Land Use.

Robinson, Catherine J., Richard D. Margerum, Tomas M. Koontz, Cassandra Moseley, and Sue Lurie. 2011. Policy-Level Collaboratives for Environmental Management at the Regional Scale: Lessons and Challenges From Australia and the United States. Society and Natural Resources. 24 (1):2-11

Bodane, Kate, Jason Dedrick, Dana Erickson and Richard D. Margerum. 2010. “Sustaining Watershed Collaboratives: The Issue of Coordinator–Board Relationships.” Society and Natural Resources. 23 (4) :469–484

Rosenberg, Stacy, and Richard D Margerum. 2008 "Landowner Motivations for Watershed Restoration: Lessons from Five Watersheds." Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 58(4): 477-96.

Margerum, Richard D. 2008. “A Typology of Collaborative Approaches in Environmental Management.” Environmental Management. 41(4): 487-500

Margerum, Richard D. 2007. “Overcoming Locally Based Collaboration Constraints.” Society and Natural Resources. 20(2): 135-152

Margerum, Richard D. 2005. “Collaborative growth management in metropolitan Denver: Fig leaf or valiant effort?” Land Use Policy. 22(3): 373-386.

Margerum, Richard D. and Debra R Whitall. 2004. “The challenges and implications of collaborative management on a river basin scale.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 47, 3, 407–427.

Margerum, Richard D., Victor Hart, and Jo Lampert. 2003. “Native Title and the planning profession: Perceptions, challenges and the role of professionals.” Australian Planner. 40, 1: 46-54.

Margerum, Richard D. 2002. “Collaborative planning: Building consensus and building a distinct model for practice.” Journal of Planning Education and Research. 21, 3: 237-253.

Margerum, Richard D. 2002. “Evaluating Collaborative Planning: Implications from an empirical analysis of growth management.” Journal of the American Planning Association. 68, 2: 179-193.

Margerum, Richard D. 2002. “South East Queensland 2001: Has it helped improve environmental planning?” Australian Planner. 38, 3/4: 142-150.

Margerum, Richard D. 2001. “Organizational commitment to integrated and collaborative management: Matching strategies to constraints.” Environmental Management. 28(4) 421-431.

Margerum, Richard D. and Bruce P. Hooper. 2001. “Integrated environmental management: Improving implementation through leverage point mapping.” Society and Natural Resources. 14, 1: 1-19.

Margerum, Richard D. and Stephen M. Born. 2000. “A coordination diagnostic for improving integrated environmental management.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 43, 1: 5-21.

Margerum, Richard D. 1999 “Integrated environmental management: Lessons from the Trinity Inlet Management Program.” Land Use Policy. 16, 3: 179-190.

Margerum, Richard D. 1999. “Implementing integrated planning and management: A typology of approaches.” Australian Planner. 36,3: 155-161.

Margerum, Richard D. 1999. "Getting past yes: From capital creation to action." Journal of the American Planning Association. 65,2: 181-192

Margerum, Richard D. 1999. "Integrated environmental management: The foundations for successful practice."  Environmental Management. 24, 2: 151-166.

Margerum, Richard D. 1997. “Integrated approaches to environmental management and planning.” Journal of Planning Literature. 11, 4: 459-475.

Margerum, Richard D. and Stephen M. Born. 1995. “Integrated environmental management: Moving from theory to practice.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 38, 3: 371-391.

Refereed Book Chapters

Richard D. Margerum. in press. “Trends in Water Resources Management in the United States: The Rogue and Willamette River Cases.” Invited book chapter in review. Space for the River. Jeroen Warner, Ed. London, UK: International Water Association Publishing.

Robinson, Cathy, Bruce Taylor and Richard D. Margerum. 2009. “On a learning journey to nowhere? The practice and politics of evaluating outcomes of natural resource management in northern Queensland regions.” In Contested Country: Local and Regional Natural Resources Management in Australia. Marcus Lane, Cathy Robinson, and Bruce Taylor, Eds. CSIRO: Canberra, Australia.

Margerum, Richard D. 2001. “Growth management in South East Queensland: Lessons for sustainable development.” In Shaping the Sustainable Millennium: Issues in Built Environment and Engineering, Abdallah Shanableh, et al., eds. Brisbane: QUT.

Hooper, Bruce P. and Richard D. Margerum. 2000. “Integrated watershed management for river conservation – perspectives from experiences in Australia and the United States.” In Global Perspectives in River Conservation: Science, Policy, and Practice. Philip Boon and Bryan Davies, eds. Sussex: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Current Research Projects

  • Occasional Paper Series: Shared Use School Facilities: Case Studies of Innovative Practices
  • Local government advisory committee decision making
  • Regional collaboration around transportation, land use and governance
  • Collaborative approaches to regional growth management
  • Policy level collaboration in Australia and the United States

This page updated April 30, 2013