Planning, Public Policy and Management Capstone and Terminal Projects

 

This collection includes theses and terminal projects written by graduate students in the University of Oregon's Dept. of Planning, Public Policy & Management and predecessor programs.

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  • Shinners, Dana (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Oregon's Statewide Planning Program, first established in 1973, protects farmland from urban development through Urban Growth Boundaries (UGB) and Exclusive Farm Use zoning (EFU). These stringent land use laws also erect ...
  • Schurr, Andrew (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Drinking water is a resource that touches all aspects of a community. It crosses nearly all boundaries and affects everyone with a tap. Quality, clean, water is an important piece of any community puzzle. But what happens ...
  • Sabo, Kristen (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    This paper researches State Managed Pollinator Protection Plans (MP3s) as a collaborative platform outside of the legal system that addresses pesticide use in direct regard to pollinator health. The paper introduces the ...
  • Morey-Collins, Jessica (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Communication failures during the 2018 water advisory crisis revealed an opportunity to enhance hazard communications in Marion County. This report explores those opportunities, focusing on communications and communications ...
  • Mason, Karen (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The first e-scooter appeared on the streets of Santa Monica, California in September 2017. As of May 2019, scooters operate in 97 American cities in 28 states, and around the world. Transportation planning officials in ...
  • Hall, Roderick (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    National reports from the Urban Institute, Harvard’s Joint Center on Housing Studies, and Up For Growth point to a housing crisis – cost burden is rising while housing supply is not keeping up with demand. (Urban Institute, ...
  • Greenberg, Anna (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    In January 2018, China enacted a ban on shipments of recyclables coming from the United States. This major global market shift is known in China as the National Sword Policy. Domestically, it has mostly been referred to ...
  • Escobedo, David (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Using the case of Anne Creek, this exploratory research seeks to identify latent frames of interactions with refugee communities in rural communities, allowing for a deeper reflection on organizations’ understanding of ...
  • Corvello, Alexandra (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    As the risks facing communities rapidly change, the need for assessing community-level resilience increases. Resilience is the ability to mitigate, prepare for, adapt to, recover, or avoid disruptive events (Cutter, 2016). ...
  • Clark-Long, Riley (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    This report explores the motivations, partners, and programming of urban conservation land trusts across the United States. Although traditionally rural organizations, land trusts have increasingly used their model in urban ...
  • Clark, Connor (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    This project explores the complex multi-agency regulatory process involved in tide gate permitting on the Oregon Coast. The goal of this research is to highlight regulatory streamlining efforts as a means to increase the ...
  • Bradley, Molly (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    Freelancers, remote workers, and contract employees are becoming increasingly common in today's work force. Coworking spaces are emerging to meet the needs of individual workers by providing spaces to work individually, ...
  • Augustine, Mary Elizabeth (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    This research assesses the capacity for values-based institutional purchasing policy within the OCWCOG MOW program. Values-based food purchasing policy directs and prioritizes purchasing spend for nutritious, sustainable, ...
  • Adrian, Eve (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2019)
    The objective of this project was to help communities that are situated along the Susquehanna River make streategic multi-modal trail connections by identifying and prioritizing the trail gaps that exist along the seven-county ...
  • Bodenhamer, Michael; Curry, Marshall; Freeman, Tulani; Mmari, Cleven (Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, University of Oregon, 2018)
    The aim of this mixed methods study is to explore and contribute to the literature by describing how associations develop and support diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices. The study was conducted using an online survey, ...
  • Freed, Brooke; Friedman, Amber; Lawlis, Sarah; Stapleton, Angie (Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, University of Oregon, 2018-06)
    This research was conducted to assess the effectiveness of the methods that Oregon community colleges and public universities use to designate courses that use no cost and low-cost textbooks or course materials in response ...
  • Rhodeland, Amelia; Boone, Jake; Fields, Katie; Mason, Kelly (Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    In the fall of 2019, the Oregon Policy Lab and the Wayne Morse Center (both part of the University of Oregon) worked with the Lane County government to plan and facilitate two meetings to discuss the need for resiliency ...
  • Frisius, Meredith; O'Connor, Kerry; Reiter, Sarah; Wood, Laney (Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    This research project is the result of a partnership between the City of Eugene and the University of Oregon’s School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management. The first objective of this project was to identify best ...
  • Matonte, Jay; Cobb, Arron; Burdette, Eric; Ang, Stanley (Department of Planning, Public Policy & Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Air pollution events have the potential to disrupt daily life and lead to health impacts on the population. Current projections estimate a four- to five-fold increase in the incidence of wildfires, as well as increased ...
  • Dangal, Agraj (School of Planning, Public Policy & Management, University of Oregon, 2019-06)

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