Job Creation

Oregon State University

Op-Ed: Invest in Public University Development Projects to Protect Jobs

The case for state investments in public university campus development projects in Oregon.

November 20, 2016 - The Oregonian

New Studies Reveal 5 Reasons Policymakers Should Prioritize Local Business in 2016

A raft of recent research finds that small, local businesses are critical to overcoming many of our biggest challenges. This article rounds up the new studies and what they say about why local business should be a focus of planning in 2016.

January 22, 2016 - Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Where the Recession Continues: Local Government

While glimmers of a recovery can be seen in the eyes of private business, local governments continue to see red, shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs.

June 21, 2012 - The New York Times

Getting Seattle's Priorities Straight

Jordan Royer weighs in on two major developments in the Emerald City, and why the one that flew under the radar should have taken center stage.

February 24, 2012 - Crosscut

Density = Productivity and Jobs

Economist Ryan Avent writes that the statistics show that people who live in denser cities have better jobs and are more productive.

September 5, 2011 - The New York Times

Will Obama's Support of Advanced Batteries Encourage Sprawl?

The Obama administration has pumped $2.5 billion in stimulus funds into the advanced battery industry, with the goal of creating manufacturing jobs. But will supporting green cars mean supporting sprawl in the long-term?

September 4, 2011 - Think Progress

Bike Projects Create More Jobs Than Road Projects

A new report from the Political Economy Research Institute says that bike and pedestrian projects create 11 to 14 jobs per million dollars spent, while road construction only creates 7 per million.

January 19, 2011 - TheCityFix

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Planning for Universal Design

Learn the tools for implementing Universal Design in planning regulations.