Statewide Transportation Strategy

In 2019, Oregon Solutions was approached by the leadership from four state agencies to help them “create alignment between activities and messages to effectively and efficiently administer and implement work efforts that further the state of Oregon’s climate initiatives.” In their original request, the agency directors noted that “greenhouse gases (GHG) from the transportation sector … Read more

Oregon Wine Industry Collaborative

In early 2020, in the wake of a contentious legislative session, and after being contacted by association representatives of the wine industry as well as the Oregon Liquor Control Commission looking for tools and approaches to resolve industry-wide tensions and explore different governing approaches for industry groups, Oregon Solutions conducted an assessment with individuals representing … Read more

Oregon Electric Vehicle Collaborative

As part of critical efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Oregon has committed to achieving 50,000 registered electric vehicles in Oregon by 2020 (per executive order 17-21), and to strive for all passenger vehicle sales to be zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) as fast as possible and no later than 2050, as specified in the ZEV … Read more

Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub Assessment

Photo: Site map of the critical energy infrastructure (CEI) hub on the western bank of the lower Willamette River area in northwest Portland, Oregon. The CEI hub, outlined in red, stretches for six miles. (Source: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Base map, Google Earth.) During summer 2018, the Portland City Club’s Earthquake Resiliency … Read more

Aurora Airport

In March 2018, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (P.L. 115-141) appropriated $1 billion in supplemental discretionary funding in the form of Federal Aviation Administration airport grants to be available through September 30, 2020. In September 2018, the Oregon Department of Aviation submitted a request to the Joint Emergency Board to apply for this grant … Read more

South Douglas County Continuing Technical Education Collaborative

South Douglas County school districts–Days Creek, Glendale, Riddle, South Umpqua, and Winston-Dillard–with assistance from the Douglas Education Service District are pursuing career and technical education (CTE) opportunities with a goal of establishing a stand-alone regional CTE center in South Douglas County to expand the districts’ existing programs. Students would remain enrolled in their area school, … Read more

Oakridge Woodsmoke Mitigation

Local climate and topography make the area around Oakridge, Oregon, prone to wintertime temperature inversions, low wind speeds and poor atmospheric dispersion that translate into poor air quality during the winter months, when many residents use wood stoves as their primary source of heat. Poor air quality disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable in the community … Read more

Poverty Reduction Task Force

An Oregon Solutions team of PSU students and volunteers led by National Policy Consensus Center Senior Fellow Beverly Stein provided facilitation and consulting services during the early phases of the Oregon Business Council’s Poverty Reduction Task Force in cooperation with ECO Northwest. The task force developed an integrated framework to address poverty that included the … Read more

Cedar Mill Creek Flood Remediation Collaborative

Cedar Mill Creek and its major tributary North Johnson Creek drain a forested watershed on the west side of the West Hills mostly in Washington County. Because much of the watershed has been converted to urban uses, storm water runoff has been adversely affected and flooding occurs throughout the creek corridors even during relatively small … Read more

Gilliam Attainable Housing Project

Gilliam County, like many communities in rural Oregon, faces an interconnected housing and jobs challenge that threatens the community’s long term survival. This project addressed the lack of adequate attainable housing, especially in the cities of Arlington and Condon. One of the project goals was to find strategies and implementation tools to increase attainable housing for … Read more