Ric Stephens

Instructor
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 former 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:

PLANNING

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

DESIGN

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

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

  • 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

Expertise

My expertise in Community Planning including project management, master planning, land use and development, Tourism Planning including resort and tourism development, and International Planning including presentations, lectures, and advisory services. My design experience includes Urban Design including spatial, site and landscape design, Regenerative Design including sustainable development and urban resiliency, and Experiential Design including perceptual and psychological design. My technical skills include Geospatial Analysis & Cartography - geocoding, interactive mapping and modeling, Multimedia - website design, photography/videography and infographics, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems - photography/videography, emergency services and environmental management.

Bio

My professional experience spans more than 40 years in planning and design, creating meaningful and memorable communities in 40 countries. My focus is to help communities become innovative and vibrant with experiential environments that have strong sense of place.

Selected Works / Current Projects

My University of Oregon projects include multiple collaborative design initiatives with local cities and international organizations. Many of these are online at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y9iaazsegk6qm7p/AADjyf66j1PRxQUx3BrjeRDRa?dl=0 . My professional accomplishments can be reviewed on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ricstephens/