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 Planners (AICP) with the 2017 Student Project Award for their planning workshop, “OHSU Night Access Plan.” The project laid out a strategy to make getting to and from the Oregon Health & Science University campus at night and during early morning hours safer, more convenient, and affordable. The goal of the project was to create a more inclusive campus, serving both daytime and evening students by “increasing the equity of the daily and nightly environment that people experience on their way to and from OHSU.” The student team was comprised of David Backes, Lea Anderson, Shane Valle, Rae-Leigh Stark, Taylor Phillips, and Abe Moland. The team’s faculty advisors included Dr. Ethan Seltzer, Dr. Marisa Zapata, and Susan Hartnett. The team will be recognized at the 2017 National Planning Conference in New York City this May.

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