We believe that planning practice addresses our common future in order to make places better—more just, sustainable, and prosperous. Our own planning practice advances inclusive participation in planning institutions and … Continue Reading PSU’s motto is “Let Knowledge Serve the City.” We take that seriously.
Every planning student finishes their program in the Planning Workshop, where students work in teams with community clients to address a real problem, develop and evaluate alternatives, engage the community directly, and … Continue Reading Our students do award-winning projects that have tangible impacts.
In addition to teaching, our faculty are engaged in scholarship addressing a wide range of issues: gentrification and displacement, urban heat islands, bicycling, urban agriculture, food justice, homelessness, the maker … Continue Reading Our faculty are engaged in research that makes a difference.
When asked about the regulatory and planning approach that Oregon, and Portland in particular, have undertaken for the past 30 years. renowned urbanist Jane Jacobs said “In Portland, a lot … Continue Reading Planning matters in Portland, but we also connect with the world
We believe that planning practice addresses our common future in order to make places better—more just, sustainable, and prosperous. We promote equity and foster an environment of cultural difference and diversity … Continue Reading We believe that planning practice can make places more just and equitable.
Portland State offers many opportunities to expand your knowledge and experience beyond the MURP program. We offer additional degree programs that can complement your MURP, including: Graduate Certificates in Sustainable … Continue Reading There’s more than just the MURP program
Our MURP graduates go on to great careers, in Portland and beyond. Karen Guillen-Chapman, MURP ’16, is a native “Tica” from Costa Rica, where she completed her high school education … Continue Reading Our graduates go on to do great things.