School of Planning, Public Policy and Management News

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Presidential fund awards $1 million for Urbanism Next Center

A grant from the Presidential Fund for Excellence will allow Urbanism Next to establish a new center with faculty and staff from the Portland and Eugene campuses.

Urbanism Next

Urbanism Next to Host National Conference on Cities of the Future

Explore ways to help cities prepare for advances in technology, such as the advent of autonomous vehicles, the rise of e-commerce, and the proliferation of the sharing economy.
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Small Town Strong

La Pine, whose motto is “Small Town Strong,” is about to get even stronger. The University of Oregon's Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP), which announced its partnership with Portland TriMet in March 2017, will now also partner with La Pine in 2018.

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Research on Airbnb’s impact on small towns wins planning award

Recent PPPM grad’s research on the impact of short-term rentals on neighborhoods, city budgets, and more was award-winning.

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Renewal of federal grant for UO center supports rural Oregonians

The Community Service Center in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management helps small communities with economic development.

Tiny houses under construction in August in Emerald Village.

Raising tiny homes takes a village—of designers

Several architects associated with the UO College of Design contribute their creative skills, labor and materials to build a collective of tiny houses for homeless Eugene residents.

College of Design Launch Party

College of Design launches with celebratory party October 6

Help celebrate the new College of Design and kick off the academic year at a launch party in the Lawrence Hall Courtyard and the Hayden and Krause galleries on October 6, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and free College of Design T-shirts will be available to the first 100 students.

SCYP Redmond awarded 2017 Sustainability Award for town-gown partnership

The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program’s (SCYP) Redmond partnership has been recognized with a UO 2017 Sustainability Award in the Town and Gown category.

Undergraduate projects exhibit wide range of research inquiry

President Trump’s Cabinet, a fogged-up windshield, and an artwork made for an Oscar Wilde play were among the unique sources of inspiration for A&AA student projects at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium held in the Erb M

SCYP picks Portland transit agency, light rail projects for 2017–18 partnership

A&AA’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) will collaborate with TriMet, the Portland region’s major transit agency, on dozens of multidisciplinary projects focusing on the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project starting in September.

Student-run HOPES conference to bring ecological designers, scholars, writers

The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference, an annual gathering hosted each spring term by the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is one of the only student-run sustainability conferences in the United States.

Student group gets city backing for new East 13th bikeway

Efforts by A&AA students going back to 2013 will come to fruition in a new two-way bike lane the City of Eugene expects to build in 2018.

Report spotlights best ways to improve campus emergency management

UO researchers recently completed a major national study on ways to best manage campus emergencies, the findings from which were spotlighted on The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) websi