Urbanism Next
University of OregonUniversity of Oregon

Becky Steckler, AICP

Urbanism Next Program Director

Becky Steckler, AICP is the Program Director for Urbanism Next Center at the University
of Oregon. In this role, Ms. Steckler manages and conducts technical research on the
secondary impacts of emerging technologies – autonomous vehicles (AVs), the sharing
economy, and E-commerce – on land use, urban design, building design, transportation,
and real estate and the implications of these changes on equity, health and safety, the
economy, the environment, and governance. She is a member of the Oregon Legislative
Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles that will make recommendations to the Oregon
Legislature on enabling legislation for autonomous vehicles and is a member of the
Santa Monica 2050 Advisory board. She has over 20 years of project management
experience, with a focus on land use, transportation, economic development, and
strategic planning projects.

Between 2007 and 2017, Ms. Steckler was an independent contractor working for a
wide array of public and nonprofit clients, most recently as the Program and Policy
Manager for the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association. Ms. Steckler
worked on legislative and policy issues, trainings and events, health and planning, and
communications for OAPA. Before becoming a contractor, she worked for the
Department of Land Conservation and Development as the project manager for the
Oregon Task Force on Land Use Planning, a 30-year review of Oregon’s land use
planning program; ECONorthwest, an economics consulting firm working on economic
development, land use, and transportation projects; and for the California Coastal
Commission on non-point source pollution public education programs including Coastal
Clean-Up Day and the Adopt-A-Beach Program.

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