Richard Margerum

Professor
Department Head; Director, Master of Community and Regional Planning Program
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Research Interests:
Collaborative governance, environmental planning and policy, watershed management
Phone: 541-346-2526
Office: 134 Hendricks Hall

Education

Ph.D. (Urban and regional planning; Law minor), University of Wisconsin, Madison (1995)
M.S., (Water resources management), University of Wisconsin, Madison (1992)
M.C.R.P., (Environmental planning), University of Cincinnati (1989)
B.A., (Geology), Wittenberg University (1987)

Courses and Seminars

  • Introduction to Planning Principles and Practice
  • Collaborative Planning and Management
  • Plan Making
  • The Practice of Leadership and Change
  • Environmental Planning
  • Leadership & Facilitation Skills

Collaboration Curriculum

Summary of Interests

Research areas:

  • environmental planning
  • land-use issues and collaborative planning and management
  • decision making and evaluation of implementation

Online publication (1999)

Sole-Authored Books

Margerum, Richard D. September 2011. Beyond Consensus: Improving Collaboration to Solve Complex Public Problems. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Book Overview (PDF)
Table of Contents (PDF)
New PPPM Faculty Publication on Collaboration in Resource Management
MIT Press link:
http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/beyond-consensus
 

Refereed Journal Publications

Richard D. Margerum, Susan Brody, Robert Parker and Gail McEwen in press. “Smart Growth Centers: An Evaluation of Incentive Policies in Four Metropolitan Regions.” Journal of Transport and Land Use.

Robinson, Catherine J., Richard D. Margerum, Tomas M. Koontz, Cassandra Moseley, and Sue Lurie. 2011. Policy-Level Collaboratives for Environmental Management at the Regional Scale: Lessons and Challenges From Australia and the United States. Society and Natural Resources. 24 (1):2-11

Bodane, Kate, Jason Dedrick, Dana Erickson and Richard D. Margerum. 2010. “Sustaining Watershed Collaboratives: The Issue of Coordinator–Board Relationships.” Society and Natural Resources. 23 (4) :469–484

Rosenberg, Stacy, and Richard D Margerum. 2008 "Landowner Motivations for Watershed Restoration: Lessons from Five Watersheds." Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 58(4): 477-96.

Margerum, Richard D. 2008. “A Typology of Collaborative Approaches in Environmental Management.” Environmental Management. 41(4): 487-500

Margerum, Richard D. 2007. “Overcoming Locally Based Collaboration Constraints.” Society and Natural Resources. 20(2): 135-152

Margerum, Richard D. 2005. “Collaborative growth management in metropolitan Denver: Fig leaf or valiant effort?” Land Use Policy. 22(3): 373-386.

Margerum, Richard D. and Debra R Whitall. 2004. “The challenges and implications of collaborative management on a river basin scale.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 47, 3, 407–427.

Margerum, Richard D., Victor Hart, and Jo Lampert. 2003. “Native Title and the planning profession: Perceptions, challenges and the role of professionals.” Australian Planner. 40, 1: 46-54.

Margerum, Richard D. 2002. “Collaborative planning: Building consensus and building a distinct model for practice.” Journal of Planning Education and Research. 21, 3: 237-253.

Margerum, Richard D. 2002. “Evaluating Collaborative Planning: Implications from an empirical analysis of growth management.” Journal of the American Planning Association. 68, 2: 179-193.

Margerum, Richard D. 2002. “South East Queensland 2001: Has it helped improve environmental planning?” Australian Planner. 38, 3/4: 142-150.

Margerum, Richard D. 2001. “Organizational commitment to integrated and collaborative management: Matching strategies to constraints.” Environmental Management. 28(4) 421-431.

Margerum, Richard D. and Bruce P. Hooper. 2001. “Integrated environmental management: Improving implementation through leverage point mapping.” Society and Natural Resources. 14, 1: 1-19.

Margerum, Richard D. and Stephen M. Born. 2000. “A coordination diagnostic for improving integrated environmental management.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 43, 1: 5-21.

Margerum, Richard D. 1999 “Integrated environmental management: Lessons from the Trinity Inlet Management Program.” Land Use Policy. 16, 3: 179-190.

Margerum, Richard D. 1999. “Implementing integrated planning and management: A typology of approaches.” Australian Planner. 36,3: 155-161.

Margerum, Richard D. 1999. "Getting past yes: From capital creation to action." Journal of the American Planning Association. 65,2: 181-192

Margerum, Richard D. 1999. "Integrated environmental management: The foundations for successful practice."  Environmental Management. 24, 2: 151-166.

Margerum, Richard D. 1997. “Integrated approaches to environmental management and planning.” Journal of Planning Literature. 11, 4: 459-475.

Margerum, Richard D. and Stephen M. Born. 1995. “Integrated environmental management: Moving from theory to practice.” Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 38, 3: 371-391.

Refereed Book Chapters

Richard D. Margerum. in press. “Trends in Water Resources Management in the United States: The Rogue and Willamette River Cases.” Invited book chapter in review. Space for the River. Jeroen Warner, Ed. London, UK: International Water Association Publishing.

Robinson, Cathy, Bruce Taylor and Richard D. Margerum. 2009. “On a learning journey to nowhere? The practice and politics of evaluating outcomes of natural resource management in northern Queensland regions.” In Contested Country: Local and Regional Natural Resources Management in Australia. Marcus Lane, Cathy Robinson, and Bruce Taylor, Eds. CSIRO: Canberra, Australia.

Margerum, Richard D. 2001. “Growth management in South East Queensland: Lessons for sustainable development.” In Shaping the Sustainable Millennium: Issues in Built Environment and Engineering, Abdallah Shanableh, et al., eds. Brisbane: QUT.

Hooper, Bruce P. and Richard D. Margerum. 2000. “Integrated watershed management for river conservation – perspectives from experiences in Australia and the United States.” In Global Perspectives in River Conservation: Science, Policy, and Practice. Philip Boon and Bryan Davies, eds. Sussex: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.

Current Research Projects

Collaboration Curriculum


Free Instructional Resource Page

Dr. Richard D. Margerum
Professor, University of Oregon
Author: Beyond Consensus: Improving Collaborative Planning and Management. MIT Press

Beyond Consensus book coverRichard Margerum

Welcome

I have developed this page as a resource for instructors teaching collaboration. I have been teaching this class since 1996 in two countries and three different universities. I have experimented with different formats, approaches and exercises, and would like to share what I have found successful. I also hope to share ideas with other instructors.

Free Instructional Resources

I am providing all of these resources for free. My career goal is not just to publish but make a difference in education and practice. Thus, I hope my articles and book along with the other publications I use will help others improve the teaching and practice of collaboration. My only request is that when you use my material you acknowledge my work in your syllabi and handouts. I also ask that you share your material that you have developed so that I can post your contributions and insights.

Overview

This web page is organized to support a range of instructional needs:

  • Develop or a revise an entire class using the materials here
  • Use a component or module of the course in another class
  • Use specific lectures
  • Use specific exercises, assignments or other material

Relevant Courses and Fields

This material is designed to provide students with theories, concepts and skills that will help them work in an interdisciplinary collaborative environment. My research has focused on environmental and metropolitan planning cases, but it is relevant to a range of fields, including:

  • Urban and regional planning
  • Public administration
  • Public policy
  • Environmental and natural resources management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Public involvement

Overview of Materials

Course outline

  • 10 week quarter
  • 15 week semester

Course lectures and powerpoints

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Consensus Building
  • Module 3: Implementation

Supporting Materials

  • Blogs
  • Quiz Topic Ideas (actual quizzes not provided)
  • In class exercises
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Role Playing Scenarios

Other Materials

  • Handouts
  • Bibliography

 


 

Collaboratives Research

UO Studies Abstract Links Web Sites

Welcome to the Collaboratives Research Page. This is meant to be a resource site for people working with collaborative groups and forums. It provides information and links to studies and published reports in a range of subject areas. When possible, the full document or link is provided. I have also provided links to published journal articles, but am not authorized to provide full PDF copies of those.

UO Studies

Occasional Paper Series. Shared Use School Facilities: Case Studies of Innovative Practices

Investigators:  Richard Margerum, faculty; Jason Lugo, MCRP student; Nick Meltzer, MCRP student.
PDF: Full Report

Watershed Coordinator – Board Relationships

Investigator: Kate Bodane, MCRP Student
Advisor: Richard Margerum
Synopsis: Based on a survey of Oregon watershed coordinators (n=xx), this study examines the satisfaction of coordinators in their positions, explores why coordinators have left their jobs, and examines coordinator relationships with their Board.
Links: Bodane Thesis at UO Scholars Bank
PDFs: Full Project
Appendix: Survey and survey results

Landowner Conservation Efforts: Motivations and Barriers

Investigators: Stacy Rosenberg, Richard Margerum, Peter Walker
Synopsis: Based on a survey and interviews with landowners in five Oregon watersheds, this study examines the factors that influence landowner decisions to undertake conservation efforts on private land. The goal is to help identify the factors that watershed councils can tap into to motivate change.
Links: Rosenberg Dissertation at UO Library
PDFs: Summary Report (4 pages); Draft paper (30 pages)

Watershed Council Business Plans

Investigator: Tina Nunez, MCRP Student
Advisor: Richard Margerum
Synopsis: Based on a review of business plans for a range of non-profit organizations, this study examined the goals of these plans and how they could be applied to watershed councils. The researcher then worked with the McKenzie Watershed Council to help develop their business plan.
Links: UO Scholars Bank
PDFs: Summary (pdf)

Collaboration in Criminal Justice

Investigator: Myra Downing, MPA Student
Advisor: Richard Margerum
Synopsis: Based on four paired case studies in the US, this study examined the factors supporting and constraining collaboration in the criminal justice. The study highlights key findings about initaitiion, convening and facilitation of these efforts.
Links: Thesis at UO Knight Library
PDFs: Full Thesis (pdf)

Abstract Links: Articles by Margerum

Margerum, Richard D. in press. "A Typology of Collaborative Approaches in Environmental Management" Environmental Management.

Margerum, Richard D. 2007. "Overcoming Locally Based Collaboration Constraints" Society and Natural Resources. 20(2): 135-152

Margerum, Richard D. 2005. "Collaborative growth management in metropolitan Denver: Fig leaf or valiant effort?" Land Use Policy. 22(3): 373-386.

Margerum, Richard D. and Debra R Whitall. 2004. "The challenges and implications of collaborative management on a river basin scale." Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 47, 3, 407–427,

Margerum, Richard D. 2002. "Collaborative planning: Building consensus and building a distinct model for practice." Journal of Planning Education and Research. 21, 3: 237-253.

Margerum, Richard D. 2002. "Evaluating Collaborative Planning: Implications from an empirical analysis of growth management." Journal of the American Planning Association. 68, 2: 179-193.

Margerum, Richard D. 2001. "Organizational commitment to integrated and collaborative management: Matching strategies to constraints." Environmental Management. 28(4) 421-431.

Margerum, Richard D. and Bruce P. Hooper. 2001. "Integrated environmental management: Improving implementation through leverage point mapping." Society and Natural Resources 14, 1: 1-19.

Margerum, Richard D. and Stephen M. Born. 2000. "A coordination diagnostic for improving integrated environmental management." Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 43, 1: 5-21.

Margerum, Richard D. 1999 "Integrated environmental management: Lessons from the Trinity Inlet Management Program." Land Use Policy 16, 3: 179-190.

Margerum, Richard D. 1999. "Implementing integrated planning and management: A typology of approaches." Australian Planner. 36,3: 155-161.

Margerum, Richard D. 1999. Getting past yes: From capital creation to action. Journal of the American Planning Association. 65,2: 181-192

Margerum, Richard D. 1999. Integrated environmental management: The foundations for successful practice. Environmental Management.24, 2: 151-166.

Margerum, Richard D. 1997. "Integrated approaches to environmental management and planning." Journal of Planning Literature. 11, 4: 459-475.

Margerum, Richard D. and Stephen M. Born. 1995. "Integrated environmental management: Moving from theory to practice." Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 38, 3: 371-391.

Web Sites

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board is a state agency led by a policy oversight board. Together, they promote and fund voluntary actions that strive to enhance Oregon's watersheds.

Community Based Collaboratives Research Consortium
The CBRCR is a consortium of researchers and practitioners seeking to understand and evaluate collaborative processes in natural resources and community development. (www.cbcrc.org/)

National Policy Consensus Center
The National Policy Consensus Center (NPCC) develops collaborative governance systems that enable state leaders to achieve better solutions to complex issues.

Red Lodge Clearing House
The mission of the Red Lodge Clearinghouse is to support, nurture and connect collaborative natural resource groups.