Linking Experiential Learning to Community Transportation Planning

Principal Investigator:  Robert Parker, University of Oregon Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$user_affiliation in /vol/www/otrec/prod/htdocs/main/show_abstract.php on line 101
Co-Investigator(s):  
Bethany Steiner,


Project Summary:
This OTREC education proposal will link experiential education with local transportation planning through a collaborative partnership between the University of Oregon and the City of Eugene. Educators have long worked to find pedagogical approaches that yield the best educational results. This is particularly true in the planning disciplines where there is an ongoing dialog among academics and practitioners about how to most effectively train aspiring professionals.1 To provide a mix of academic and practical experience, most planning programs include a mixture of theoretical and applied curriculum. The American Planning Association (APA) recognizes this need and as a result, APA accredited planning programs must have a “practicum” as a key program element. The Community Planning Workshop (CPW) is an experiential learning program affiliated with the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. This project will link the best practices of... View Full Summary


Sponsors:
City of Eugene


Project Details:

Project Type: Education
Start Date: June 22, 2007
End Date: June 30, 2008
Related Projects: None
Research Area: Healthy Communities


Products:

(541KB) (Report) OTREC-ED-08-01 Linking Experiential Learning to Community Transportation Planning Final Report


Additional Information:

Eugene Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Plan (PDF 2.8 MB)