School of Planning, Public Policy and Management News

Three People Standing

Lives of Service

Several veterans walk the halls of the College of Design, as students, faculty, and staff.

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PPPM Becomes an Innovative Research Hub for Diversity in Planning, Policy, and Design

Three leading scholars in diversity research are joining forces for the new Engaging Diverse Communities team at PPPM.

grapes on the vine

Would You Like Some Data with that Wine?

The Institute for Policy Research Engagement partnered with the Oregon Wine Board to produce the recently released 2017 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report.

Megan Smith

Remembering Megan Smith—A Rare Leader in Rural Development and Community Building

The College of Design community is mourning the loss of Megan Smith, program director for Resource Assistance for Rural Environments and co-director of the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement.

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College of Design Welcomes New Faculty

The College of Design is welcoming several new faculty members across the college.

Gerardo Sandoval

New Diversity Fellow Announced

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

students at commencement

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.

student listening session

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.

Young Planning Professionals group

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

UO campus aerial view

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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