Each year, graduating students in Portland State’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program produce community-based applied planning projects for Portland and other local communities. This year’s projects are now available online in PDXScholar.
Planning projects require the development and evaluation of alternatives and include recommendations for courses of action. They are problem-centered and geographically-focused, and incorporate innovative public involvement efforts.
The six new projects, created by teams of four to six students, cover a range of topics:
- Affordable housing in Portland and Washington County
- Walkability in Tigard
- Livability and planning in the Portland neighborhood of Lents
- A community park in Hood River
- Transportation at night and early morning to Oregon Health & Science University
Workshop projects have won an impressive fifteen state and six national awards in the past twenty years for the creative problem-solving evident in the products.