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Robert Parker

Project Director / Senior Policy Advisor


  • M.U.R.P. Urban and Regional Planning, University of Oregon
  • B.S. Natural Resource Management, Colorado State University

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Eugene, OR

Bob Parker, AICP, is a Senior Project Director and Policy Analyst who has been with ECONorthwest since 1990. Parker has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. Bob has been with ECONorthwest for more than 25 years and specializes in economic development, housing, market analysis, and buildable land supply analysis. Bob is a member of the American Planning Association and has been certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners since 1998.

Bob also serves as the Director of Strategy and Technical Solutions of the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE) at the University of Oregon. IPRE includes the award-winning Community Planning Workshop and RARE programs. Bob is the program director for IPRE’s Economic Development Administration University Center (EDAUC). IPRE’s EDAUC provides technical assistance and economic development planning support for communities and businesses throughout Oregon. IPRE has developed Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies for several Oregon economic development districts and is versed in the EDA CEDS requirements. IPRE also developed a guidebook and training on economic resilience.

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