2023 OAPA Annual Planning Conference Registration Open!
The Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association (OAPA) invites you to submit your session proposal(s) for its 2023 Annual Planning Conference, held October 25-27, 2023, at The Graduate in Eugene, Oregon.
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oregon land use planning program, the 2023 conference theme – Embracing the Next 50 Years – recognizes the importance of past efforts and turns toward the challenges, opportunities, and innovations that await over the next 50 years for Oregon’s and the Northwest region’s urban and rural communities, equity and engagement in all communities, housing, transportation, and infrastructure.
Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association OAPA Offers DEI and Racial Justice Resource Guide and Racial Equity Glossary
Volunteers with OAPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group (DEIG) developed two new online resources in 2021 geared toward planners, allied professionals, and planning students. Reflected in the offerings is OAPA’s commitment to lead our equity work with race, with an emphasis on the intersectionality of anti-racist work. Learn more about the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Racial Justice Resource Guide and Racial Equity Glossary on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources page of this website.
Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association CAPP Aids in Wildfire Recovery
OAPA's Community Assistance Planning Program (CAPP) has responded to the dramatic wildfires that impacted communities across the state in September 2020. In partnership with Federal, State and local governments, OAPA volunteers are providing planning resources and assistance. In the Santiam Canyon in Marion and Linn Counties, and the Bear Creek Valley in Jackson County, CAPP teams are working to support and assess how communities can rebuild for resiliency. These CAPP projects will help to jump start longer-term recovery planning and projects to come.
As part of this effort, OAPA has provided a list of resources for communities to inform current and future wildfire recovery, rebuilding, and resilience planning efforts.