School of Planning, Public Policy and Management News

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.

College of Design Joins National Partnership to Increase Faculty Diversity in Architectural, Planning, and Design

The College of Design and eight other schools and colleges are launching the Dean’s Equity and Inclusion Initiative.

PPPM Student Team Receives Funding for Creative Placemaking at the College

The team proposed a storytelling series of banners and television displays to highlight student voices and increase cross-departmental collaboration.

Ride-Hailing Services Fill a Gap for Nonprofits as Transit Landscape Shifts

Dyana Mason of PPPM led a study for the National Institute for Transportation and Communities.

Anne Brown on the Future of Traffic and Commuting

The PPPM assistant professor talks to the Erie Times-News about how technology will shape traffic management.

Agraj Dangal (’19) on Social Enterprise, Nonprofit Management, and Local Government

The NMN and MPA alum shares his journey from a Nepal NGO to helping finance communities in Denver.

Karen Gaffney, MPA, On Leading During A Pandemic

In a Q&A, the director of Health and Human Services for Lane County shares her journey from ASUO presidency to navigating the pandemic, wildfires, and more.

IPRE Wins 2021 Oregon Heritage Excellence Award

The heritage commission of the Oregon Parks and Recreation department recognized IPRE for its research, disaster resilience planning, and RARE program