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Education at IBPI

IBPI is committed to fostering a new generation of transportation professionals who are holistic and context-sensitive in their approach to transportation planning and design for bicycles and pedestrians.


BPI Active Transportation Scholarship

Made possible by Alta Planning + Design

IBPI awards a $2,500 scholarship and paid internship to a student who is highly motivated to focus their studies at Portland State University on bicycling and walking as mainstream forms of transportation. 

Applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be enrolled (full-time or part-time) in one of the following programs during the full 2017-18 academic year. Incoming and continuing students may apply:
      • Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
      • Master of Urban Studies (MUS)
      • Ph.D. in Urban Studies
      • Master in Civil & Environmental Engineering
      • Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA while receiving the scholarship;
  • Demonstrate an intent to pursue a career related to bicycle and pedestrian transportation

The 2017-2018 IBPI Active Transportation Scholar is PSU's Maria Sipin.

Information about scholarships for the next academic year will be posted in the Spring of 2018.

Check out all of our past scholarship recipients on our Scholars page.

Questions? Email

Upcoming Courses in Winter 2018:

USP 313U 

Urban Environmental Issues

Environmental issues and problems are evaluated in the urban context. The course addresses both the origins of urban environmental problems and their economic and social implications. Finding solutions that attempt to achieve balance between social, economic, and ecological factors is addressed in the context of urban environmental policy, planning and community activism.

USP 569

Sustainable Cities & Regions

Explores the questions of whether and how cities can be sustainable -- and how they can continue as places that sustain cultures, economics, and nature. Basic technological and theoretical models of human-nature interaction will be considered, along with visionary possibilities for the future of cities and urban regions, globally and in Portland.