Oregon is well-known for its strong statewide planning program that requires cities to adopt comprehensive plans and urban growth boundaries. Researchers examine the effectiveness and impacts of managing growth at state and regional levels in Oregon and other states. Scholars examine how land use policies and growth management programs impact development patterns and study the governance and institutional conditions that make policies successful.
Rebecca Lewis: Evaluation of local, regional, and state land use and growth management policies
Yizhao Yang: Issues of land use in relation to residential preferences and transportation choices
Bob Parker: Evaluation of land use policy
Richard Margerum: Collaboration related to regional metropolitan planning and governance