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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  • Thomas, Curtis (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Climate change is disrupting urban regions throughout the United States and has resulted in the loss of life and property. The immediate and long-term threats have compelled local governments to act, especially given the ...
  • Theofield, RJ (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    A growing body of research suggests that using measures of location affordability rather than traditional housing-based measures improves our understanding of the cost-related challenges households face. Prompted by this ...
  • Rohan, Catherine (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    This study explores the density and composition of employment within industrial zones in a sample of Oregon cities. Employment densities are particularly important in Oregon because they are used in the calculation of land ...
  • Rausch, Leah (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Local government agencies engage the public in decision-making to increase their understanding of local issues, make better decisions, and build trust along the way. One common tactic for sustained engagement are “citizen” ...
  • Middleton, Genevieve (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY According to the U.S. Census 71% of American Indian and Alaska Natives (AIAN) live in urban areas. Portland, Oregon – one of the largest metropolitan areas in the Pacific Northwest -- comprises the fifth ...
  • Menard, Miranda (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Communities in the United States are pushing to improve the sustainability of their transportation systems by replacing automobile travel with active transportation. (Schneider, 2013). Identifying and addressing the many ...
  • Meinke, Scottie; Nolte, Marianne (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Urban stormwater poses several threats to natural watersheds: the higher flow rate of urban stormwater can erode streambanks and destroy natural vegetation and habitat. Higher temperatures can disrupt the chemistry of the ...
  • Matonte, James (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    In 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed resulting in one of the largest tax code overhauls since the 1980s (Economic Innovation Group, 2018). This piece of legislation lowered all marginal tax rates, as well as attempted ...
  • Luckin, Zachary (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Economic decline has plagued the American Rustbelt for over 60 years, resulting in significant population loss and an abundance of vacant and abandoned properties. These properties are known to be a detriment to communities, ...
  • Hoagland, Emerson (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    This professional project originated from the need of various coastal communities to engage in updating their outdated comprehensive plans. These planning processes will involve technical, legal, and practical decisions ...
  • Gamble, Alyssa (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    Downtown Eugene has experienced significant development changes over the past decade and there is a concern that businesses are selecting locations outside of the downtown space due to challenges or community challenges. ...
  • Doyne, Rachel (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    For decades, the promise of a new shopping mall was a catalyst for economic growth, often a driver of suburban housing development and a symbol of modernity. Today, consumer habits have changed. The suburban location and ...
  • Chilingerian, Jenna (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    This prefeasibility study has been conducted in partnership with the City of Reedley and builds on the City’s ongoing efforts to (1) determine the feasibility of expanding its existing multi-use trail corridor, the Reedley ...
  • Kohnke, Jennifer (Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, University of Oregon, 2020)
    The City of Fort Smith is a small urban area (population 86,122) in far western Arkansas. Like many cities everywhere in the U.S., Fort Smith has a rapidly growing aging population; there are also a significant number of ...
  • 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, ...

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