University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy and Management


First Cohort of Graduate Students Due for Sustainability

EUGENE, Ore. – (August 24, 2011) – The first cohort of Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) students at the University of Oregon will jump into the real world of sustainability planning right off the blocks, with an orientation that includes a workshop and conference with professionals from around the world. 


Alumnus Elected APA Chapter President

Lawrence Ward is the Executive Director of the Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, and is a graduate of both the undergraduate program and planning graduate program of PPPM. He just received official word that he has been elected the APA Wisconsin chapter President. More about Larry Ward here


PPPM Faculty Member Jessica Greene Awarded Commonwealth Grant

PPPM's faculty member, Jessica Greene, has been awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Fund to study how an innovative physician compensation model improves health care quality and contains cost.


Bill Wilkinson Award Announcement 2011

With its mission "to promote healthy, sustainable communities by integrating transportation and livability through collaboration, education, research and outreach," the LiveMove student group at the University of Oregon awards the annual Bill Wilkinson Leadership Development Award to faculty members and practitioners working on issues of transportation and livability. The Award distinguishes individuals for fostering leadership among University of Oregon students in these fields.


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.