University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy and Management


Bronet, Larco lead presentation exploring SCYP concept in Maryland

Dean Frances Bronet and Associate Professor Nico Larco led a panel discussion in September at the University of Maryland, which is exploring the possibility of establishing an institute similar to UO’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP). Bronet and Larco, along with City of Springfield Assistant City Manager Jeff Towery, led the hour-long “Panel: Oregon Model” at the daylong workshop in College Park, Maryland, in late September.

Associate Professor Nico Larco leads a panel discussion at the University of Maryland


Focus on ‘politics of participation’ earns Sandoval book award

A new book by Assistant Professor Gerardo Sandoval, of the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, was selected for Honorable Mention for the 2013 Paul Davidoff Book Award. Immigrants and the Revitalization of Los Angeles: Development and Change in MacArthur Park was chosen from twenty-one nominated books.

Gerardo Sandoval


Internship crafted to groom students for civil service career

Robert Tan spent nearly a year in a two-tier internship program designed to find and recruit new federal employees for permanent jobs, in his case with the Environmental Protection Agency. Negotiating the maze of federal bureaucracy to get a paid internship can be a challenge, but Robert Tan is just one of many planning, public policy and management (PPPM) students who not only snagged a great internship but also an actual career-track job. He eagerly reported for duty at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a week after graduating from UO in June.

Robert Tan


Ostrove wins $6,000 Public Impact Graduate Fellowship

MCRP student Geoff Ostrove is recipient of the 2013-14 University of Oregon Public Impact Graduate Fellowship from the UO Graduate School. The fellowship is given for student work that has achieved excellence and addresses critical issues facing society. The Graduate School deans' selection committee indicated the research has the "potential to make a significant impact on society."

Geoff Ostrove


Community Service Center honored for contributions to planning

The University of Oregon’s Community Service Center (CSC) will receive the 2013 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association’s (OAPA) Special Achievement in Planning Award at the OAPA conference in Portland on May 30.

Megan Smith with Bob Parker


SCI featured in Chronicle of Higher Education

The Sustainable Cities Initiative was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education on May 20. The story shares the UO’s innovative community engagement model with the nation's higher education community. SCI is a cross-disciplinary program at UO involving architecture, landscape architecture, planning, product design, art, law, journalism and business. While the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) pioneered in Oregon, SCI has been training other universities interested in adopting the model and implementing a version of it in their local communities.



PPPM names top award winners for 2013

The Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management is honoring three individuals with the department’s top awards for 2013. Genevieve (Genny) Nelson is being recognized for Outstanding Service to Oregon. Terry Moore, MA ’77 public affairs, MUP ‘77, is being honored as Distinguished Alumnus. And Jennifer M. Wagner, BS ‘05, is being recognized as Distinguished Recent Alumna.

Nelson, Moore, and Wagoner


Meyer works to transform health care in Oregon

Janet Meyer, BS PPPM ’85, serves as chief executive officer of Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest coordinated care organization.

Janet Meyer


Grads shaped progressive land use

This month marks the 40th anniversary Oregon Senate Bill 100, which created the most progressive land use program in the nation. The law’s success has required an army of advocates, including three UO graduates. Read more on the A&AA blog.

Three Sisters Mountains


Old Town serves as mixed-use lab

Think Nike in Beaverton. Google in Palo Alto. Urban Outfitters in Philadelphia. Corporate campuses aren’t unique, but having one downtown is. Helping design such a campus in a dynamic city like Portland is an even rarer opportunity, but that’s precisely what a cadre of University of Oregon graduate students are doing.

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