University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy and Management


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.


RARE collaborates with the Oregon Food Bank to expand local food systems

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Dec. 4, 2010) –According to the University’s Community Service Center Managing Director Megan Smith, it started out with two simple questions: Why do we have people who are hungry? And how can we solve that?


Finalists Selected for 2011 Presidential Management Fellows Program

Kate MacFarland (MCRP 2010) and Nick Garcia (MCRP 2011) have been selected as Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) finalists.  They were two of seven UO finalists chosen for this prestigious and highly competitive program.  This year 9,100 students were nominated and 1,530 were selected as semi-finalists following an online assessment.  Kate and Nick then successfully completed an in-person assessment center in San Francisco and were among 850 nationwide finalists.  They plan to attend the PMF Job Fair in Washington, D.C.


PPPM Philanthropy Class Awards $5,000 to ShelterCare

A freshman American Philanthropy seminar at UO has chosen ShelterCare as the recipient of a $5,000 grant funded by Wells Fargo. The award announced on Thursday, March 10 is the result of a process each fall involving classroom debates and discussions of proposals written by student teams on behalf of local nonprofits.  


Connecting PPPM Students with Latino Community

Statesman Journal: From Perry, Iowa, to MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, Gerardo Sandoval has documented how U.S. cities can thrive by fostering civic engagement within their immigrant communities. … Sandoval is an assistant professor in the department of planning, public policy and management at the University of Oregon. He is teaching “Public Engagement in Diverse Communities” this term. It is part of the Sustainable City Year program, which teamed up with the city of Salem to work on civic engagement strategies.