Arnold Cogan, FAICP, founding principal of Cogan Owens Cogan, LLC (COC), has been honored by the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association with its Career Achievement Award: “For exceptional dedication and service to Oregon and land use planning from his many lifelong friends.”
Arnold and his wife, Elaine, founded Cogan and Associates, the forerunner of COC, in 1975. He has had a long and distinguished career in the fields of policy planning, public engagement, intergovernmental relations and public policy dispute resolution. He was in the first class of Fellows honored by the American Institute of Certified Planners.
“We are very proud that COC continues Arnold’s legacy of high quality consultation in planning, sustainable development, governmental and community relations with our public and private clients throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest,” said Kirstin Greene, Managing Principal of the firm. “We continue to value his leadership to help guide us into COC’s new era. This award caps his 40 years of leadership in land use planning in Oregon.”
Arnold and Elaine Cogan, Founding Principals, and Kirstin Greene, Managing Principal.
Arnold was the state’s first planning coordinator under Governor Tom McCall and later, in 1973, when Senate Bill 100, the state’s landmark land use legislation was signed into law, he became the first director of the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. He is on the roster of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution to mediate environmental, transportation and public policy disputes. Among his many successful projects at COC: Urban Services Agreement among Beaverton, Hillsboro and special service districts in Washington County; Public Involvement Program for the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area Draft Management Plan; Regional Infrastructure Study for Metro; Great Communities recommendations for Metro; Eco-Industrial Development for the Port of Portland and a Downtown Railroad Corridor Study for the City of Rainier.
He has been chair of the Board of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Vice Chair of the State Environmental Quality Commission, Chair of the Capitol Planning Commission Professional Design Review Group, and member of the Board of Governors of the City Club.
Elaine Cogan, Jim Owens, Principal, and Arnold Cogan
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Arnold Cogan Speaks to Planners at Annual OAPA Conference
Arnold Cogan, FAICP, COC founding principal, was honored to give a Keynote Session address at the OAPA conference, Thursday, May 30. He touched on the history of land use planning and spoke to land use planners about the challenge for Oregon’s next 40 years. He recounted Governor Tom McCall’s support of strong land use planning, warning of a “scatteration of unimaginative, dislocated urban development introducing little cancerous cells of unmentionable ugliness into our rural landscape whose cumulative effect threaten to turn this state of scenic excitement into a land of aesthetic boredom.” Senate Bill 100 eventually passed in 1973, requiring every city and county in Oregon to adopt comprehensive land use plans and zoning.
Arnold was integral to Oregon’s landmark land use law, as the first planning coordinator under Governor Tom McCall, first director of the State Department of Land Conservation and Development, and first planning director for the Port of Portland.
One challenge Arnold called for is for planners to create and translate a statewide vision into a coordinated infrastructure and growth management strategy that supports public health and comprehensive land use planning of cities, counties and regions throughout the state. Watch his keynote speech here.
40th Anniversary Display
We celebrate the 40th anniversary of Senate Bill 100 – the birth of land use planning in Oregon – this year. For that milestone we were retained by the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development to design a logo and display for the Oregon American Planning Association conference May 29-30.
COC graphic designer, Nancy Marshall, created a 40th Anniversary logo and three-panel display depicting highlights of land use program accomplishments, the leaders, Governor Tom McCall and State Senator Hector Macpherson, behind the push for protecting and planning Oregon, and the strength of citizen participation in planning in the 1970s.
The display will travel to various conferences and events around the state this summer.
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Shout out to COC Associate Ellen Wyoming for taking state as well as national awards for her Mercado project. Ellen and her fellow teammates Abigail Cermak, David Ruelas, and Bridger Wineman are awarded at OAPA last week for Student Achievement in Planning with the Portland Mercado.
COC also cheers for the recognition of Councilor Sally Moncrief in Lake Oswego for her leadership of the www.welovelakeoswego.com comprehensive plan update effort. This process is integrating sustainability, comprehensive land use and transportation planning as well as robust community engagement. We couldn’t do it this well without Councilor Sally’s tireless leadership. Go Sally!
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COC is thrilled to have coordinated the $2.2 million grant app for clean tech the region received today. We are one of 20 regions nationally to have received this award. Greater Portland Inc and Pam Treece were terrific convenors. See the detailed release at http://1.usa.gov/nx5mzi. Go region!
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