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Engaged Learning in Oregon Communities

Lessons from local practitioners about engaged student learning through University of Oregon Community Planning Workshop and Sustainable City Year and the Portland State University MURP Workshop. Speakers: Marc Schlossbert, Bob Parker, Ethan Seltzer


Pulling Back the Curtain on Statewide Planning in Oregon and Washington: Emerging Statewide Challenges

This session will highlight experiences from the Oregon and Washington statewide land use planning programs. It will focus on challenges with the implementation of statewide programs--affordable housing, urban growth boundary amendments, and natural hazards. Speakers: Rebecca Lewis, Bob Parker, Megan Horst


Housing SOS? Can Anybody Hear Me?

Several West Coast cities declared “emergency” states of homelessness and housing during 2015.Scholars and community advocates discuss the meaning of Portland’s “housing emergency” and community-engaged and applied research that is helping to define the problems and develop new policy approaches. Speakers: Lisa K. Bates, Matthew Gebhardt, Marisa Zapata

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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.