Planning Oregon: Research, Practice, Innovation

Providing planners and community leaders with information, insight, and inspiration needed to create local solutions and statewide innovations.

Planning Oregon at Portland State University offers a venuewhere challenges are embraced and diverse voices are welcomedto explore how the current land use system is working, whether the program is equipped to address today’s most pressing issues, and how Oregon might move forward to do the planning that needs to be done now. In its 40+ year history, the Oregon planning program has not had a committed university home in the state that is devoted to furthering dialogue, developing a research agenda, and creating a shared body of knowledge. Planning Oregon was created, in part, to provide such a home for both the Oregon planning program and the Oregon planning idea, an entity that will provide a new and accessible resource for citizens, planners, and scholars. Learn more about Planning Oregon

Current Projects:

Malheur County Report: Analysis of Expanding Rural Residential Housing (a report produced by Dr. Megan Horst of Planning Oregon, 2018)

Douglas County Report: Analysis of Expanding Rural Residential Housing (a report produced by Dr. Megan Horst of Planning Oregon, 2018)

Analysis of Oregon Farmland Sales a report produced by Dr. Megan Horst of Planning Oregon

The Future of Oregon's Agricultural Land: a report produced by Oregon State University’s Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, PSU’s Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, PSU's Planning Oregon, and Rogue Farm Corps. 

People and the Land: An Oral History of Oregon's Statewide Land Use Planning Program

Recent Events:

Statewide Housing Summit: Building Capacity across Oregon Communities to Address Current Housing Market Challenges

Practicing Participation: Planners Engaging Communities

Mapping urban heat islands: How can planners better understand the risks and identify their city's hot spots?

Farmland Tenure & Access: Issues Facing Retiring & Aspiring Farmers

Regional Housing Forum