Awards

AICP National Student Awards

2011 AICP Student Project Award: Lane County Local Food, Community Planning Workshop
This report presents a comprehensive market analysis of the local food system in Lane County, Oregon. Its objective was to identify opportunities and barriers to strengthen and expand each component of the local food supply chain: production, processing, distribution, storage and consumption. Local food purchasing habits among institutional buyers (hospitals, schools, prisons) and their purchasing needs and requirements were also identified, areas which are often overlooked when examining the local food system. With particular concentration on increasing institutional purchasing, this study sets a new precedent for looking at how the local food system can be used as a tool for local economic development. No other study has been found that addresses this same set of metrics or offers such detailed implementation strategies to address identified gaps in the local food system.

Student Research Team: Brie Becker, Hannah Bryant, Nicolas Garcia, Benjamin Hobson, Sarah Mizejewski, Schuyler Warren

Researchers in Charge: Bob Parker, Director, CPW & UO Economic Development Center; Tom Osdoba, Director, Center of Sustainable Business, University of Oregon

Project Manager: Kate MacFarland, CPW, Graduate Research Fellow

2008 American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Award for Contemporary Planning Issue: City of Eugene Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategic Plan 
The purpose of this project was to develop a pedestrian and bicycle strategic plan for the City of Eugene, Oregon. The project involved seven students in a rich experiential learning process, built partnerships between the University, the City of Eugene and community organizations, and resulted in the City’s first Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategic Plan, and a website and case study describing the benefits of and strategies for engaging students in community-based transportation planning projects. As communities across the nation begin to address climate change and dwindling fossil fuel resources for transportation, this project is a model for universities and communities that want to work together and use the service learning model to build sustainable transportation systems.

The real innovation of this project lies in its development and implementation; both rely completely on community partnerships. Approximately 600 community members provided direct input into the development of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan through thematic workshops, interviews, and community summits. In the year since the plan was approved, 20 of the 82 Action Items have been implemented or begun.

Student Research Team: Sarah Coates, Joy Gipson, Matt Peterson, Ray Neff, Ryan Ojerio, Andrea Sparks, Tracy Rogan

Faculty Advisors: Robert Parker, AICP, Bethany (Johnson) Steiner, AICP

2004 American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Award for Contemporary Planning Issue: Planning Commissioner Outreach
Working with the Transportation and Growth Management Program, CPW and Portland State University conducted 26 planning commissioner trainings throughout Oregon focusing on smart growth concepts. CPW also developed a series of educational materials as part of this project.

Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Student Awards

  • 2009 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Student Achievement Award: City of Eugene Bicycle and Pedestrian Strategic Plan
  • 2007/2008 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Student Achievement Award: The Impact of Subdivision Regulations on Housing Cost
  • 2006 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Student Achievement Award (Certificate of Merit): TGM School Siting Evaluation (Case Studies of Smart Development)
  • 2004 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Student Achievement Award (Honorable Mention Award): Brownsville Parks Master Plan
  • 2003 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Student Achievement Award: DLCD Technical Assistance and Outreach Needs Assessment
  • 2001 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Special Achievement Award: Green Neighborhoods
  • 2001 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Special Achievement Award: Planning for Natural Hazards
  • 1999 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Student Achievement Award: Siting Affordable Housing in Oregon Communities
  • 1998 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Student Achievement Award: Alsea Economic Development Opportunities
  • 1990 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Student Achievement Award: Government Camp Improvement Project1989 Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Student Achievement Award: Columbia Gorge Sailboard Economy Study

2011 Research Innovation Awards Discovery and Connection: Bob Parker, Program Director for the Community Planning Workshop

Bob Parker is managing director of the Community Service Center (CSC) and program director of the Community Planning Workshop. Over the last 21 years, Parker has managed an average of ten policy and planning analysis projects per year with community and state officials throughout Oregon. The Community Planning Workshop is known widely throughout Oregon as one of the state’s critical policy analysis resources, connecting the expertise of university faculty members and students with communities and agencies.