Challenges to Development in Oregon: It’s not just about the UGB

Many people argue that if only it were easy to expand urban growth boundaries throughout Oregon, housing would be less expensive, economies would thrive, and many land… Read the rest

New survey shows Oregonians concerned about housing, support UGB

Planners are all too familiar with citizens coming to protest the latest change to the comprehensive plan or zoning code. Citizens regularly show up to decry increased… Read the rest

OAPA receives Planners4Health grant

OAPA is excited to announce that we were one of 28 chapters selected to participate in the Planners4Health project by the American Planning Association! We will spend … Read the rest

Message from the OAPA President

By Jeannine Rustad. JD

Public engagement – love it/hate it; embrace it or fear it – no matter your stance, it is an essential part of what we do as planners.  Why else … Read the rest

New Dues Structure

The mission of the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association (OAPA) is to carry out the Mission of the American Planning Association (APA) and to:

  1. Promote the
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Learning from Our Past: Stabilization Strategies to Offset Public-Investment Induced Gentrification Caused Displacement

Ideally, Oregon communities are places where everyone lives in a safe and equitable environment, has time for family and friends, recreates and enjoys professional … Read the rest

Global, Smart, Livable: Singapore Shows a Way

By James Hencke PLA ASLA / David Evans and Associates Inc.


Figure 1  Singapore’s World-Class Skyline and Focal Open Space
‘Living Room’ – Marina Bay
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Awards Recognize Top Individuals and Projects in Urban Planning

The Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association has announced the winners of its annual Planning Award program, which recognize individuals and projects that… Read the rest

Vote for Eugene! APA’s Great Places in America: People’s Choice Award

For the third consecutive year, people responded when APA asked them to identify the community gathering spaces they love most. We received more than 150 suggestions!… Read the rest

Rogue Valley completes strategic assessment in Southern Oregon

The Oregon Sustainable Transportation Initiative, a partnership between ODOT and DLCD, and the Rogue Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RVMPO) have recently… Read the rest