University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy and Management


Planning program at UO ranks well among planning curriculums nationwide

EUGENE, Ore. –(June 30, 2011) –The Planning, Public Policy and Management department at the University of Oregon was recently ranked 9th nationwide recently among programs without a PhD curriculum and 23rd overall. The rankings, by Planetizen – a public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community –ranked UO’s PPPM department among 105 nationwide:


Elite federal leadership program selects 2 UO community and regional planning graduates

EUGENE, Ore. – (June 23, 2011) – Newly minted University of Oregon graduates Nick Garcia and Kate MacFarland are defying the dismal nationwide employment picture: They are headed to Washington, D.C., for well-paying, demanding jobs for two years and, if all goes well, permanent career-track positions with the federal government. The two were shining stars in the UO’s Community and Regional Planning master’s program in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, which helped them apply to become Presidential Management Fellows (PMF).


PPPM Adds Master of Nonprofit Management Degree

Beginning Fall 2011, PPPM will expand its nonprofit management offerings to include a Master of Nonprofit Management.


Energy use, treatment center design among prestigious Dean’s Fellowships

EUGENE, Ore. -- (May 19, 2011) – Projects including a study of the effects of climate change on Inuit peoples in Quebec and a mental-health treatment center for adolescent girls are among those chosen for 2010-2011 Dean’s Graduate Fellowship awards in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.


The University of Oregon and City of Springfield begin year-long sustainability projects

EUGENE, Ore. -- (May 16, 2011) - The University of Oregon's Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) has selected Springfield, Ore. as its partner city for the 2011-2012 academic year. Following two successful years in Gresham and Salem, UO faculty and students will work collaboratively with nearby Springfield to tackle important development, planning and civic engagement issues.


New UO Graduate Certificate Program Focuses on Sustainability

The University of Oregon is one of the first universities to offer a one-year graduate certificate program in sustainable practices. Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) is a one-year, full-time interdisciplinary program geared toward students with a bachelor's degree who desire more applied skills training in all areas of sustainability. The program addresses the need for future leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors in fields such as water, waste, transportation and land use.


Graduate Student, Jessica Bloomfield, Wins Transportation Leadership Scholarship!

In April, Jessica Bloomfield was awarded the 2011 WTS Portland Chapter Leadership Scholarship for $5,000. WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar) is an international organization of over 4,000 members that fosters the development of women in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in transportation. Jessica’s work has focused on issues of livability from a joint perspective of SCI, law, and planning.


Community Service Center to Receive Research Innovation Award

This year's Research Innovation Award program sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, is focused on the leadership contributions of directors at the Research Centers and Institutes reporting to this office. Congratulations to the Community Service Center for winning a research innovation award in the category of Sustainability for their project "Guiding sustainable development via applied research and community service." There will be a ceremony to present these awards on June 1, from 5-7pm in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.


RARE teams with the Main Street program to help revamp urban centers

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Nov. 29, 2010) – An effort to restore town centers has merited the attention of the University of Oregon’s RARE program, through the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management and Community Service Center (CSC). RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments) has partnered with the national Main Street program to rejuvenate downtown areas through historic preservation, commercial revitalization and creating a clean new “look”.


CPW wins national award for applied research in local food-supply chain

EUGENE, Ore. – (April 7, 2011) – A new “local food coordinator” job, start-up expenses for a grain mill and a 90-acre demonstration farm are just a few innovations already implemented from a UO student project honored with a national award.