Community Service Projects


The Urban & Regional Planning Program at EWU works closely with local communities on a variety of projects. Interested in partnering with us? Let us know! Please contact our main office at


  • Northwest Tribal Transportation Assistance Program. Federal Department of Transportation.(1993-2017)
  • Partnership for Rural Improvement. Washington State University & Kellogg Foundation. (1979-1982)
  • Pathways to Progress, Cheney WA. City of Cheney and Eastern Washington University. (2007-2009)
  • Community Development Work-Study Program. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2000-2004)
  • State Planning Internship Program. Washington State Department of Commerce. (2015-2017)
  • Accelerating Economic Development in the Inland Pacific Northwest. US Small Business Administration. (2011- 2014)
  • Eisenhower Tribal Transportation Fellowship. US Department of Transportation. (2009-2015)
  • City of Spokane Green Business Recognition Program Support. Jones Foundation. (2009-2013)
  • Tribal Traffic Safety Projects. Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. (2015-2019)
  • Mapping and Asset Management for Small and Tribal Water Systems. Rural Communities Assistance Corporation and US Environmental Protection Agency. (2016-2021)
  • Small Urban Rural Tribal Center on Mobility Research and Assistance (SURTCOM). US Department of Transportation in with Montana State University. (2017-2022)
  • North Spokane Corridor Community Engagement and Placemaking. Washington State Department of Transportation. (2017-2022)

Short-term Projects


  • Reardan Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance


  • Creston Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance
  • Wilbur Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance
  • Medical Lake Bicycle Planning


  • Rockford Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance
  • Ritzville Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance
  • Cheney Community Economic and Development Planning
  • Cheney Downtown Parking Study
  • Central Valley School District Pedestrian Study


  • Clarkston Comprehensive Plan
  • Asotin Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance
  • Tribal Transit Planning, Spokane Tribe
  • Whitman County and Washington DOT Transit Feasibility Study
  • City of Pullman and Washington DOT Transit Evaluation Study
  • City of Cheney and Washington State Traffic Safety Commission Pedestrian/Bikeway Safety Study


  • Spokane Transit Authority Passenger Ridership Survey


  • Spokane Transit Authority Passenger Amenity Study


  • City of Yakima Housing and Land Use Study. Washington APA/PAW Student Project Award


  • City of Yakima Revitalization Plan


  • Spokane County and Kootenai County Regional Land Use Study
  • Turnbull Suitability Analysis


  • Spokane Downtown Shopper Survey
  • Coeur d’Alene Land Use Survey
  • Lake Pend Oreille Non-Point Assessment of Water Quality


  • City of Moxee Comprehensive Plan Update
  • Almira Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance
  • Land Use and Traffic Study, Winthrop, WA. Washington APA/PAW Student Project Award
  • Alternative Land Use Development Scenarios of Moses Mountain Region of the Colville Indian Reservation
  • Priest River Zoning Ordinance Update


  • Yakima Sundome Neighborhood Study Washington APA/PAW Student Project Award
  • Tri-County Wetlands Inventory Study
  • Clarkston Zoning Ordinance Update
  • Rural Recycling Demonstration Project
  • Lincoln County Solid Waste Plan
  • City of Cle Elum Comprehensive Plan
  • City of Roslyn Comprehensive Plan


  • NE Rural Resources Social Services Needs Assessment
  • Kettle River Management Plan
  • Little Spokane River Management Plan
  • Greater Omak Area Existing Conditions Survey
  • City of Medical Lake Downtown Revitalization Plan


  • Spokane Housing Authority Manufactured Housing Assessment
  • West Central and North Side Neighborhood Housing Development Study
  • The Impact of Gaming on the Colville Confederated Tribes
  • Cheney Comprehensive Plan Research
  • Newport Comprehensive Plan Research
  • Chewelah Comprehensive Plan
  • City of Medical Lake Parks and Recreation Plan


  • Medical Lake Community Development Plan
  • East Downtown Spokane Plan
  • Survey of Small Business Entrepreneurs on the Colville Reservation
  • Cheney Recreational Access Study
  • City of Nespelem and Colville Confederated Tribes Comprehensive Plan Research
  • East Wenatchee Comprehensive Plan Research
  • Master Plan for Fishtrap Lake Area
  • Fishtrap Lake User Survey
  • Emerson Garfield Land Use Survey


  • Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Tribal Census Survey
  • Historic Cannon Addition Neighborhood Plan
  • Kettle Falls Small Town Community Development Project
  • Spokane Tribe Low Impact Tourism Study
  • Rockford Comprehensive Plan
  • Pend Oreille County Watershed Assessment and Coordination Project
  • Medical Lake Main Street Program


  • Inland Northwest Land Trust Study
  • Moses Lake Parks and Recreation Comprehensive Plan
  • COPS Northeast Interns
  • Medical Lake Population Forecasts
  • Gonzaga Campus Plan


  • Lummi Tribe Opinion Survey
  • Medical Lake Parks Comprehensive Plan
  • Kalispell Tribe Gaming Survey
  • Waitsburg and Palouse Flood Mitigation Plans
  • Kalispell Indian Reservation Suitability Plan
  • Asotin County Population Report
  • Logan/Gonzaga Neighborhood Planning Report
  • Canadian Studies Research Grant


  • Rockford and Rosalia Flood Mitigation Plans
  • Shadle Park Neighborhood Revitalization Plan


  • Spokane Affordable Housing Study
  • Medical Lake Integrated Trail System
  • Fort Hall Shoshone-Bannock Transportation Plan
  • Cheney Downtown-Campus Link Study
  • Lewis and Clark School Preservation Strategic Plan


  • East Central Neighborhood Traffic Safety Plan. Washington APA/PAW Student Project Award
  • Comprehensive Plan, Humboldt County and Winnemucca County, Nevada. Nevada APA and National APA Award
  • Pend Oreille County Scenic Byway Plan
  • Othello and Adams County Regional Land Use Study
  • Ferry County Flood Mitigation Plan
  • Cheney Charrette Plan
  • Cheney Revitalization Plan
  • Spokane Arts District Plan
  • Fort Hall Shoshone Bannock Strategic Plan


  • Cheney Earth Day
  • Fort Hall Transportation Plan Addendum
  • Spokane Downtown Revitalization Charrette


  • Town of Millwood Transportation Planning
  • SR 17/155 Scenic Byway Planning. Washington APA/PAW Student Project Award
  • Colville Confederated Tribes Land Use Study
  • Spokane Downtown Revitalization Charrette
  • Cheney Earth Day


  • Coulee Corridor Scenic Byway Plan


  • Airway Heights Midblock Pedestrian Crossing Evaluation
  • City of Kelso Sub-Area Plan


  • Columbia Wildlife Refuge Visitor Enhancement Plan. Washington APA/ PAW Student Project Award
  • East Central Neighborhood Parks Comprehensive Plan


  • Coeur d’Alene Tribe Tribal Transit Needs Assessment
  • Airway Heights Urban Design Study
  • Spokane County All Hazards Mitigation Plan


  • East Central Safe Neighborhood Project
  • Community Design Through Environmental Design Workbook
  • Coeur d’Alene Tribe Infrastructure Need Assessment
  • East Sprague Avenue Urban Design Study


  • Logan Neighborhood Land Use Survey
  • Prosser Washington Wine Tourism Study
  • 6th Quadrennial Conference of British, Canadian, Australian and American Geographers in Spokane, Cheney, and Wallace


  • International Canadian Summer Institute
  • Cheney Comprehensive Plan Update: Values and Visions. City of Cheney.
  • Non-Motorized Accessibility for Garland Business District. City of Spokane


  • North Monroe Corridor Urban Design Study
  • Nevada Lidgerwood Phase I Planning Report. City of Spokane
  • South University District Report. Downtown Spokane Partnership & City of Spokane. Washington APA/PAW Student Project Award


  • North Foothills Complex Urban Design Study
  • Nevada-Lidgerwood Planning Assistance


  • Lincoln County Economic Study
  • Cheney Earth Day Assistance
  • International District Urban Design Study
  • University District Assessment: A Search for Patterns. City of Spokane & DSP.
  • International Exchange. Mukogawa Women’s University, Nishinomiya, Japan


  • Centennial Trail Pedestrian and Bicycling Survey
  • Davenport Arts District Urban Revitalization Plan Update. Inland Empire APA Merit Award
  • Pend Oreille County Land Management Handbook. Inland Empire APA Honor Award.
  • Campus Master Plan: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School
  • North Monroe Corridor Urban Design Analysis
  • Delimiting Spokane’s Central Business District


  • West First Street Redevelopment Plan
  • Pend Oreille County Land Management Handbook
  • The Davenport Arts District urban Revitalization Plan Update
  • City of Dayton, Columbia County, and Port of Columbia Cooperative Park Master Plan
  • Rustler’s Gulch Recreation Area: A Guidebook for Decision-Makers. Inland Empire Chapter of the American Planning Association Merit Award
  • City of Harrington Revitalization Plan


  • Cheney WA Downtown Community Development Plan
  • Whitman Neighborhood Community Development Plan
  • Mica Peak Recreation Area Conceptual Master Plan
  • Colfax, Washington Community Profile and Downtown Land Use Study. Association of Washington Cities Technical Assistance Project
  • Benton City Downtown Revitalization Action Plan
  • Grand Coulee Washington North Dam Park Master Plan
  • Northeast Washington Regional Transportation Plan 2014-2018
  • Field Class: Hong Kong, China


  • Tribal Sovereignty and Sustainability Symposium
  • City of Newport, Comprehensive Plan Update
  • Lincoln Heights Charrette Project
  • Lincoln Heights Commercial Revitalization & Community Development Plan


  • Tribal Sovereignty and Sustainability seminar
  • Dutch Jake’s Park Master Plan. City of Spokane
  • Comprehensive Plan Update, City of Newport
  • Lincoln Heights Charrette, with exchange students from LaTrobe University, Australia.
  • Colfax, WA Comprehensive Parks Plan
  • Mica Peak Recreation Area Conceptual Master Plan
  • Growth Management Checklist analysis for towns of Fairfield, Latah, Rockford, Spangle and Waverly. Washington Department of Commerce


  • New Coyote Story on Tribal Traffic Safety. Washington State Traffic Safety Commission
  • Ecological Futures for the Spokane River in the University District Charrette. University District Ecological Alliance
  • Spokane River Greenway Plan
  • Inland NW Land Conservancy

More projects coming soon!