School of Planning, Public Policy and Management News

Gov. Brown Appoints PPPM Alumnus to Cherriots Board of Directors

PPPM alumni, Bill Holmstrom '00, was appointed by Oregon Governor, Kate Brown, to the board of directors of Cherriots, Salem's public transit service.

Oregon Rising: Oregon’s recovery from the September 2020 wildfires

Read about how College of Design alumni Tony Andersen, BS ’07 (planning, public policy & management) led the Debris Management Task Force created by Governor Kate Brown and state leaders to work with all levels of government and community to oversee a recovery operation of nearly 1,200 staff and contractors as they helped Oregon communities heal from the wildfires of 2020.

Stories from the Field: RARE Reports from PPPM

RARE Specialist, Alison Smith, recounts their year two of service with the South Central Oregon Economic Development District (SCOEDD) in Klamath and Lake Counties. Over the last year, Alison completed a COVID-19 Economic Needs Assessment, participated in various community outreach and engagement initiatives, attended important meetings, got to know the community, and heard about what the community wants to get done.

IPRE Bridges the Gaps Between Pandemic Research and Public Policy

PPPM's Institute for Policy Research and Engagement is leading the way when it comes to bridging the gaps between its research of the pandemic and the policies that our local, state, and national governments put into practice

COVID-19 Research from the College of Design

Researchers from the University of Oregon jumped on the opportunity to study COVID-19 and the implications it could have on the present and the future. Here are a couple of research highlights from the College of Design.

Professor's fellowship will fund film series on LatinX workers

UO assistant professor John Arroyo is one of this year’s recipients of a $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, which he will use to create a series of short documentary films on the history and housing of migrant Latinx workers in Oregon.

College of Design Helps Write the Handbook on Sustainable Cities and Landscapes

The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim, a culmination of a multiyear collaboration project between numerous universities including faculty and staff from the University of Oregon's College of Design, was published on March 16, 2022. School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management (PPPM) associate professor Yizhao Yang led this initiative with Anne Taufen of the University of Washington as co-editors of this handbook.

PPPM Student Talks Transportation in NITC Student Spotlight

Brendan Irsfeld, a second-year UO graduate student enrolled in the Master of Community and Regional Planning program, talked with NITC about student organization LiveMove, his love for transportation, and what the future holds after graduation.

First UO Environment Initiative Faculty Fellow from PPPM

The Environment Initiative at the University of Oregon has announced a new faculty fellowship program funded by the Office of the Provost and has named John Arroyo, assistant professor of engaging diverse communities in the School of

PPPM to Co-Lead New National Science Foundation-funded Research Hub for Coastal Resiliency

José W. Meléndez and Michael Howard of PPPM will be lead principal investigators.

Travel Oregon Features the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments Program

Oregon's official tourism site highlights RARE, the AmeriCorps program hosted by the UO Institute for Policy Research & Engagement.

IPRE Hosts ‘Strategic Doing Practitioners Conference,’ A First for the West Coast

The virtual conference will focus on taking proactive collaboration action on the world’s wicked problem such as climate change and homelessness.

The Institute for Policy Research and Engagement Wins National Preservation Award

The American Association for State and Local History recognized the institute and partners for a community disaster resilience project.