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Planning, Public Policy and Management


Forum spotlights research by graduate students in A&AA

Fifteen graduate students from multiple disciplines within A&AA offered the final products of their comprehensive research initiatives at the UO-wide Graduate Research Forum in February.

Alyssa Franco and Nicolette Stauffer


Schlossberg talks bicycles vs. cars in Israel

To clear up Israeli streets now clogged with automobiles, UO Professor Marc Schlossberg has a straightforward prescription: More room for bicycles and buses and less emphasis on private cars.

Professor Marc Schlossberg


‘Inclusive Urbanism’ studies city design

Three A&AA professors have teamed up to promote an interdisciplinary urban design philosophy that encourages more diverse socioeconomic prosperity. “Inclusive Urbanism,” a new course winter 2016, focuses on how the standard approach to city development can impede residents’ potential to thrive, especially those of ethnic or low-income populations.



WalletHub quotes UO professor on trends in charitable giving

Assistant Professor Dyana Mason is quoted extensively in a WalletHub story listing the “2015 Most and Least Charitable States.” Mason, of the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, was a handful of experts consulted for their opinions on regulat

Dyana Mason


Sustainable Cities partners with public, private agencies on 2-year project

The UO Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) has launched a two-year research initiative called "Framing Livability.” The project is partnering with the City of Portland, Portland Metro, Transportation for America, and the Natural Resources Defense Council on two grants from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities.  The project seeks to answer how sustainability-focused community development efforts can best be communicated to gain public support.

Framing Livability


City, students partner on Eugene issues

City officials have put student groups to work to identify and provide suggestions on civic issues around Eugene. These include encouraging millennial interaction with the city, developing a city-sponsored residential composting pilot program, and producing a guidebook about “tactical urbanism.” The students are in a Planning, Public Policy and Management course called “Real World Eugene.”

Jackie and Dianna


Schlossberg, SCYP featured on Israeli college website

A lecture Professor Marc Schlossberg gave during his Fulbright year at Technion Israel Institute of Technology was highlighted on the school’s home page recently. Schlossberg spoke about the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP), which he and UO colleague Associate Professor Nico Larco founded at UO and which Technion has adopted under the name The Urban Laboratory.  It’s the first such project at an Israeli university.

Marc Schlossberg and colleagues


Studio tackles Redmond highway redesign

Students in a landscape architecture studio are working with the City of Redmond and the Oregon Department of Transportation on ways to build a “multi-way boulevard” through Redmond. It’s part of UO’s Sustainable Cities Year Program, which encourages innovative classes with real-world outcomes.

discussing student work


Cascade Business News features Sustainable Cities’ Redmond project

Cascade Business News features the Sustainable Cities Year Program in Redmond in its current issue, noting that students are already preparing their midterm presentations. “Eight classes [of students are] working on six projects during the fall term. Then we will have a similar amount of projects for the winter term and for the spring term,” Heather Richards, Redmond’s director of community development, told Cascade Business News writer David Clewett in the November 3 story.

Sustainable Cities Year Program


Service program wins leadership award

The University of Oregon’s Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program has won the Oregon Main Street Leadership Award, only the second time the state agency has conferred the distinction. RARE is a program in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management’s Community Service Center.

La Grande Main Street Downtown