School of Planning, Public Policy and Management News

Historic theaters research nets national award for UO graduate students

A blueprint to preserve, rehabilitate, and promote historic theaters in Oregon has earned national honors in applied research for a team of University of Oregon graduate students who analyzed the physical and fiscal conditions of more than fifty historic theaters statewide.

A&AA professor John Fenn is new US Cultural Agent

University of Oregon students and area residents participated in a “story circle” January 29, hoping to tap into the American condition through public storytelling.

Schlossberg talks bicycles vs. cars in Israel

To clear up Israeli streets now clogged with automobiles, UO Professor Marc Schlossberg has a straightforward prescription: More room for bicycles and buses and less emphasis on private cars.

UO to host story gathering Jan. 29 for ‘People’s State of the Union’

The UO community is invited to participate January 29 in a national “story circle” to create a “People’s State of the Union.” The local event, to take place on the UO campus, is part of an effort to collect stories from citizens for the next President of the United States to hear.

‘Inclusive Urbanism’ studies city design

The standard model for urban design and city growth, some A&AA professors argue, neglects a sizeable number of its residents.

WalletHub quotes UO professor on trends in charitable giving

Assistant Professor Dyana Mason is quoted extensively in a

Sustainable Cities partners with public, private agencies on 2-year project

The UO Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) has launched a two-year research initiative called "Framing Livability.” The project is partnering with the City of Portland, Portland Metro, Transportation for America, and the Natural Resources Defense Council on two grants from the National Institute

City, students partner on Eugene issues

On Halloween night, two University of Oregon students went door-to-door in the Friendly Neighborhood to engage neighbors and gather design ideas for a class initiative that would renovate a nearby intersection.

Schlossberg, SCYP featured on Israeli college website

A lecture Professor Marc Schlossberg gave during his Fulbright year at Technion Israel Institute of Technology was highlighted on the school’s home page recently.

Student-athlete-artists’ work helps UCC shooting victim recover

Lisa Abia-Smith, an instructor in the Arts Administration Program, is working with student-athlete-artists who are making and sharing their art to help one of the Umqua Community College shooting victims heal.

Studio tackles Redmond highway redesign

“Multi-way boulevard” may sound like a free-for-all, but for students in Rob Ribe’s Land Planning and Design studio this fall, it’s an extraordinary opportunity to fix an accelerating problem.

Cascade Business News features Sustainable Cities’ Redmond project

Cascade Business News features the Sustainable Cities Year Program in Redmond in its current issue, noting that students are already preparing their midterm presentations. “Eight classes [of students are] working on six projects during the fall term.

Sustainable Cities kicks off 2015 year

The 2015-16 Sustainable Cities Year Program (SCYP) with the City of Redmond officially kicked off with a gala celebration at the UO’s Ford Alumni Center October 1.

Service program wins leadership award

The University of Oregon’s Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program has won the Oregon Main Street Leadership Award, only the second time the agency has conferred the distinction.

Historic theaters: potential economic engines face challenges

A new report on the condition and needs of Oregon’s historic theaters reveals them as potentially significant economic engines as well as cultural touchstones in communities small and large.

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