10-Week Think Tanks

Students at the U. of Oregon, acting as consultants, test ways to help nearby cities. The idea is spreading.

Ron Cooper

Rich Margerum (right), head of the department of planning, public policy, and management at the U. of Oregon, talks with a recent graduate student, Mary Adams, on a former railroad bridge remade into a pedestrian path leading to downtown Salem, Ore.
May 20, 2013

Marc Schlossberg recalls that it all started during a good old faculty gripe session. He and his colleagues—Nico Larco, Robert F. Young, and a couple of other professors—were sitting around at the University of Oregon, airing a familiar set of…

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