School of Planning, Public Policy and Management News

Gerardo Sandoval

New Diversity Fellow Announced

Dean of the College of Design, Christoph Lindner announced the College’s new Dean’s Fellow for Diversity.

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A Time to Celebrate

The College of Design celebrates its more than 600 graduates and first commencement ceremony under its new name.

PPPM Awards 2018

PPPM Recognizes Outstanding Contributors

The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) recently honored outstanding professionals, alumni, students, and faculty for their contributions to the school, their communities, and the State of Oregon at the annual PPPM Awards Ceremony.

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We Hear You—Equity and inclusion Efforts in PPPM Getting Results

In 2015, when graduate students of color first brought concerns of equity and inclusion forward to the leadership of the School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management (PPPM), the School started holding Listening Sessions to better understand the experiences of students, faculty, and staff and meet the needs of students who come from traditionally under-represented or marginalized communities.

Gold Hill Parks Workshop

Community Service Center Blossoms into Institute for Policy Research and Engagement

The vision for IPRE is to integrate applied research and experiential education while addressing important problems facing Oregon communities, agencies, local governments, and nonprofits.

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College of Design Faculty Members Receive Promotions, Tenure

The University of Oregon has promoted six College of Design faculty members for 2017–18. The promotion and tenure process involves rigorous review, so receiving them reflects significant achievements.

Bienestar Housing Project in Hillsboro, OR

Spring Housing Affordability Symposium Planned

To address the growing crisis in affordable housing in Oregon and beyond, the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) is hosting a symposium on May 23.

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Making Cities Smart and Green

Sustainability, project-based learning, and real-world applications have PPPM students lining up in the corridor to take this class.

Ali Lau, an architecture graduate student, holds a model of her project. (Phillip Quinn/Emerald)

Grad student Ali Lau champions equity and inclusion at the University of Oregon

Building coalitions along with architectural models, College of Design graduate student Ali Lau—who is pursuing master's degrees in Community and Regional Planning and in

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As UO prepares to grow, so does planning for a new home for PPPM

As the University of Oregon prepares to serve more students in the coming years, the institution is moving forward with planning for construction of a new 60,000 square foot classroom and faculty office building.

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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.

Sadie DiNatale and Assistant Professor Rebecca Lewis

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.

The Avalon Theater in Milwaukie, Oregon.

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.

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