University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy and Management


SCYP Redmond awarded 2017 Sustainability Award for town-gown partnership

The Sustainable City Year Program’s partnership with the City of Redmond was recognized recently with a UO Sustainability Award in the Town and Gown category for promoting, educating, and enhancing community sustainability. The SCYP partners annually with a municipality in Oregon to provide new perspectives and tools to help meet economic, environmental, and equitability goals.

City of Redmond Mayor George Endicott, Megan Banks, and Redmond City Manager Keith Witcosky


Creativity, community, inspiration connect graduates, alumni, faculty at commencement June 19

Amanda Kibbel planned to study engineering at Oregon State University or the University of Washington until, on a whim, she toured the University of Oregon. “When I visited the Product Design Department at UO and saw what the students were creating and how it was a great blend of math, art, and sustainable design,” she said, “I knew instantly that that was what I wanted to study.” 



Gerardo Sandoval among recipients of 2017 Faculty Excellence Award

Provost Scott Coltrane has announced the names of 16 faculty members selected for the prestigious Fund for Faculty Excellence Awards. This year’s list includes Associate Professor Gerardo Sandoval of the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management. The award provides faculty members with a $20,000 salary supplement or $30,000 for research support.  Read the full story at AroundtheO.

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Oregon governor appoints PPPM professor to Oregon Housing Stability Council

Associate Professor Gerardo Sandoval has been confirmed by the Oregon Senate to serve on the Oregon Housing Stability Council. Sandoval was nominated for the post by Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Sandoval teaches in the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management (PPPM) at the University of Oregon.

Gerardo Sandoval


Undergraduate projects exhibit wide range of research inquiry

President Trump’s Cabinet, a fogged-up windshield, and an artwork made for an Oscar Wilde play were among the unique sources of inspiration for A&AA student projects at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium recently in the Erb Memorial Union.

2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium


Be part of the annual day of giving—#DucksGive!

The School of Architecture and Allied Arts joins all of UO in the annual campus-wide fundraising campaign. With your #DucksGive contribution to A&AA, you help us unlock another $135,000 in support! 



Awards honor former Portland mayor, PPPM student work

Former Oregon Speaker of the House and former Portland Mayor Vera Katz will be honored with the 2017 Outstanding Service to Oregon Award during a celebration May 25 of public service and student research, hosted by the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM). The event is free and open to the public.

Hendricks Hall


Heads of Schools announced for new College of Design

Liska Chan, Laura Vandenburgh, and Rich Margerum will lead, respectively, the School of Architecture & Environment, the School of Art + Design, and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management when the College of Design launches July 1.

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Provost announces approval of new College of Design

We are excited to share the news that the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts' proposal to become the College of Design has been approved following review by the Office of the Provost and the University Senate. The renaming will take effect on July 1, 2017.

College of Design


SCYP picks Portland transit agency, light rail projects for 2017–18 partnership

A&AA’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) will collaborate with TriMet, the Portland region’s major transit agency, on dozens of multidisciplinary projects focusing on the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project starting in September. The project aims to bring transit, bicycle, roadway, and pedestrian improvements to communities in southwest Portland and southeast Washington County. Students will explore concepts related to urban mobility, climate change, environmental habitat and restoration, urban design and placemaking, and public outreach.

Riders board a MAX light rail train