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Urban & Regional Planning | Planning Workshop

In the Planning Workshop (USP 558), students work in small groups to develop a project for a community client of their choice. Projects have included the development of watershed atlases, advocacy planning for homeless campers, neighborhood redevelopment plans, and strategic planning for a Native American community development corporation, and bicycle and pedestrian plans.

For an unprecedented three years in a row (1996, 1997, 1998), PSU workshop projects were honored with the national American Institute of Certified Planners Student Project Award for Planning Applications to Contemporary Problems. These projects included a curriculum for teaching third graders about planning, civic capacity building among single room occupancy residents, and a report on the opportunities and challenges associated with rooftop gardens. A 2004 project about wildlife crosssing recieved an honorable mention. Workshop projects have also been recognized with five (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2003) student achievement awards from the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).

See past projects.