Ric Stephens

Planning, Public Policy and Management
Phone: 503-501-7397
Office: 119 Hendricks Hall

Ric Stephens is an educator, consultant and civic advisor helping to create meaningful and memorable places in over 30 countries. Mr. Stephens is currently an adjunct instructor for several Oregon and international universities and colleges where he teaches courses in urban planning, international development, global business, and unmanned aircraft systems. Ric is the President of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) which is affiliated with UN-Habitat, UNESCO, the European Union, the Global Planners Network and many other international organizations. His fields of expertise include:


  • Community Planning including project management, master planning, land use and development
  • Tourism Planning including resort and tourism development
  • International Planning including presentations, lectures, and advisory services


  • Urban Design including spatial, site and landscape design
  • Regenerative Design including sustainable development and urban resiliency
  • Experiential Design including perceptual and psychological design


  • Geospatial Analysis & Cartography - geocoding, interactive mapping and modeling
  • Multimedia - website design, photography/videography and infographics
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems - photography/videography, emergency services and environmental management