School of Planning, Public Policy and Management News

PPPM Class Hosts Information Session about AI for Salem Community Members

On Monday, November 16, the Salem Public Library hosted a one-time collaboration between University of Oregon (UO) students from Professor Ric Stephen’s Green Cities PPPM (Planning, Public Policy and Management) 445 class and Salem residents eager to de

Department of Land Conservation and Development Honors PPPM Faculty and Alumni

Gerard Sandoval (PPPM faculty), Stuart Warren (CRP alumnus), and Nick Lelack (MPA & CRP alumnus) are honored in latest press release from the Land Conservation and Development Commission.

Transformative Education: SCYP, the City of Salem, and UO Kick Off Year Long Partnership

On a Wednesday afternoon at the University of Oregon in the historic Gerlinger Hall, guests and stakeholders of all ages came together to celebrate the start of another Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) service year. The kick-off on Wednesday saw university, state, and city leadership come together to preview the work coming in the following weeks and months. The excitement from the stakeholders in attendance was palpable, as the presenters and speakers talked at length about the forthcoming partnership.

PPPM to co-host Oregon Summit on Wildfire Recovery

The First Summit in Oregon to Bring Together Fire Affected Communities

PPPM Fall 2023 Newsletter, the new flock of Ducks has arrived

Read this newsletter to find out more about the excellence that is happening in PPPM. We welcomed a new cohort of grad students to campus and began getting to know everyone. The faculty and students were busy demonstrating their expertise worldwide over the summer.

Associate Professor Nicole Ngo Featured in BBC Article on Extreme Heatwaves

Associate Professor, Nicole Ngo, joins industry experts in this article by the BBC to talk about the dangers of heatwaves, especially for children in urban environments.

RARE Secures Funding for Renewable Energy Implementation in Rural Oregon

The University of Oregon's Resource Assistance for Rural Environments AmeriCorps Program secured $100,000 to work with area partners to increase implementation of renewable energy generation by rural small businesses, farms, and agricultural producers throughout the state of Oregon.

An Inclusive Community Builder and Passionate Academic: Remembering PPPM’s David Povey

The College of Design celebrates the life of one of the visionary leaders of the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM), David Povey, after his tragic death in May 2023.

Lewis and Meléndez Awarded Grant to Research Oregon Housing

The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) is celebrating a competitive grant award earned by Associate Professor, Rebecca Lewis, and Assistant Professor, José Meléndez. The research team secured a competitive research grant from the Housing Solutions Lab, housed at the NYU Furman Center.

Why affordable housing construction can be unaffordable in Portland

Robert Parker and Rebecca Lewis from PPPM and IPRE join other housing experts in an article about housing affordability in Portland.

PPPM Experts Talk Oregon Housing Shortage in OPB Article

Rebecca Lewis and other PPPM experts talk about the Oregon housing shortage in new OPB article.

Yizhao Yang Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Japan

School of Planning, Public Policy and Management Associate Professor, Yizhao Yang, has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Japan. Yang will study Japanese cities’ use of Voluntary Local Reviews, which assess United Nations Sustainable Development Goal achievements and provide sustainability education to its citizens.