Message from the OAPA President

By Jeannine Rustad, JD

The American Planning Association has recently been focused on the link between the built environment and health.  OAPA was a recipient of one… Read the rest

Are Rural Communities Ripe for ‘Gig’ Development?

By Aleisha Smith

Photo: City Manager Bob Sivick gives historical context to a group of visioning tour participants outside the new City Hall.

With all the talk lately about… Read the rest

Plan4Health Initiative – Planning for Health in Rural Oregon – The Umatilla County Plan4Health Experience

by Tamra Mabbott

This article is the second in a two-part series about the Umatilla County Plan4Health Initiative.  The first article described the grant process and… Read the rest

United States Supreme Court Supplies New “Factors” for Certain Takings Claims

By Edward J Sullivan ©

Murr v. Wisconsin, U.S. Supreme Court No. 15-214 (June 23, 2017), was the review of a trial court grant of summary judgment to Defendant in a “regulatory… Read the rest

Lizard Brains on Planning

by Evan Manvel, DLCD

As a fresh-faced twentysomething in Corvallis, I watched a smart plan to create a safer, more vibrant, and more walkable space get destroyed at a public… Read the rest

2017 Oregon Legislative Updates

The 2017 Legislative Session has been a busy one thus far! Over 200 land use related bills were introduced, all of which can be found here on the Oregon Chapter of the American… Read the rest

Message from the Board

The Oregon APA Board of Directors recently received an inquiry as to whether we were going to take any position on new policies and directives emanating from the Federal… Read the rest

Portland State MURP Students Win National Award

A team of students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program at Portland State University have been recognized by the American Institute of Certified… Read the rest

The Plan4Health Initiative: Umatilla County’s Experience

The American Planning Association (APA) and American Public Health Association (APHA) have joined together to connect communities by funding work at the intersection… Read the rest

Incorporating Immigrants’ on-the-ground Knowledge and Lived Experiences into the Urban Planning Process

Before the interactive urban planning workshop started, children had begun tinkering with the 1,000s of small objects placed in front of them. This pre-workshop tinkering… Read the rest