The Sustainable City Year program is a partnership of a cross-disciplinary group of faculty and students with one city in Oregon each year. Coursework in disciplines including design, planning, arts, ecology, journalism, engineering, business, and public policy focus on assisting that city with its sustainability-oriented goals and projects. The Sustainable City Year faculty and students work with city staff and other partners, through a variety of studio projects and service learning courses, to 1) provide students with a real world project to investigate; 2) apply their training; and 3) help a local city transition to a more sustainable and livable future.

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  • Passive Heated Building Proposals 

    Speck, Craig; Rempel, Alexandra (University of Oregon, 2017)
    The City of Albany looked to University of Oregon architecture students to gather climate and microclimate information for Monteith Park and use it to quantify local heating needs and monthly net solar heating resources. ...
  • A Front Porch for Oregon Health and Science University and Marquam Hill 

    Jumila, Jonah; Muller, Brook (University of Oregon, 2018)
    During winter and spring terms 2018, graduate and undergraduate students in Professor Brook Muller’s terminal studio completed analytical research and urban design proposals for the Marquam Hill site. The urban design ...
  • Integrating Green Infrastructure and Urban Ecology in Regional Transit Corridors 

    Levis, Jordan; Elkin, David (University of Oregon, 2018)
    The following report documents design concepts that address stormwater management for the TriMet Southwest Corridor (SWC) light rail project. Students in the University of Oregon’s Landscape Architecture course on stormwater ...
  • Urban Design and Land Use Concepts for Downtown Tigard 

    Serritella, Michael; Ross, Austin; Smith, Tim (University of Oregon, 2018)
    This report describes a new vision for the city of Tigard; one that can realize the city’s goals in the downtown area and could conceivably chart a new path for growth centered around the possibility of light rail transit. ...
  • TriMet Southwest Barbur Boulevard Stormwater Capstone Project 

    Garstecki, Bernadel; McLaughlin, Patrick (University of Oregon, 2018)
    This project was designed by ALBA Consulting. ALBA Consulting is an academic exercise comprised of four members of an undergraduate capstone class in engineering at Portland State University during winter and spring ...
  • TriMet Transit App 

    Clark, Tim (University of Oregon, 2018)
    Students in Tim Clark’s Product Design Studio (BFA 486) were asked develop a multimodal urban transit app to serve users of TriMet’s public transit services. The purpose of a TriMet transit app is to provide users with ...
  • 68th and Rock Creek Station 

    Heese, Brianna; Ribe, Rob (University of Oregon, 2018)
    This studio project was organized around the plans for a new TriMet light rail line to Tigard, Tualatin, and Washington County. Though this Southwest Corridor project is still in the early phases of planning and design, ...
  • Clean Energy Solutions: Community Solar 

    Skov, Joshua (University of Oregon, 2018)
  • La Pine Senior Center Strategic Planning 

    Casey, Jenn; Mason, Dyana (University of Oregon, 2018)
    This paper is presented to the La Pine Senior Center and the city of La Pine by the University of Oregon’s spring 2018 Nonprofit Management Consultancy capstone course. A team of three graduate students spent a ten-week ...
  • La Pine Multi-Use and Pedestrian Connectivity Plan 

    Mason, Karen; Schlossberg, Marc (University of Oregon, 2018)
    This report is the culmination of ideas and recommendations developed by University of Oregon students in the spring 2018 Bicycle Transportation class. In it are recommendations generated by both undergraduate and graduate ...
  • Newberry Country Trail Strategic Public Relations 

    Parker, Margy (University of Oregon, 2018)
  • Bicycle Transportation in Medford: Connections to the Bear Creek Greenway 

    Schlossberg, Marc; Peizer, Ross; Fiorelli, Thomas (University of Oregon, 2014)
    Under the direction of Professor Marc Schlossberg, 42 students in the University of Oregon Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management’s Bicycle Transportation course reviewed and examined critical elements of ...
  • Passive Heating Strategies for La Pine, Oregon 

    Atherley, Rowan; Bailey, Pippa; Rempel, Alexandra (University of Oregon, 2018)
    The City of La Pine partnered with the University of Oregon’s Architecture and Environmental Science Departments through the Sustainable City Year Program to develop implementation strategies for passive heating and ...
  • Preserving South Portland 

    Franey, Kerrie; Buckley, James (University of Oregon, 2018)
    Situated between Marquam Hill and the Willamette River, South Portland is a unique remnant of Portland’s past. Its history encompasses the city’s immigrant roots, industrial prowess, and tumultuous early urban development. ...
  • City of Tigard Paid Parking Policy 

    Moore, Eavan; Golub, Aaron (University of Oregon, 2018)
  • Urban Renewal and Industry Analysis 

    Marks, Amy; Wilson, Doug (University of Oregon, 2018)
    The overall goal of this course was to enhance the attractiveness of La Pine for its citizens, visitors, and businesses. This goal was broken into three primary projects focusing on Urban Renewal, industry viability, and ...
  • Community Engagement & Engaged Journalism 

    Poole, Emily; DeVigal, Andrew (University of Oregon, 2018)
    Nestled along U.S. Highway 97 in Central Oregon lies the city of La Pine. With a population of around 2,000, La Pine is a smaller city in Oregon. It is also one of the state’s newest cities: La Pine was incorporated in ...
  • New Urban Mobility Ecosystem 

    Skov, Joshua (2017)
  • Autonomous Vehicle Revenue Implications For Portland, Tigard, and Tualatin 

    Peterson, Justin; Lewis, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2017)
    TriMet is known for maintaining a robust transportation network in the Portland, Oregon region. Beyond the transportation services, TriMet works with municipalities in the region to make the area a better place to live. ...
  • Barbur Boulevard: Designing a Model Civic Corridor for the 21st Century 

    Elderbrock, Evan; Ribe, Rob; Ko, Yekang (University of Oregon, 2017)
    The transit infrastructure along Barbur Boulevard in southwest Portland creates significant safety hazards due to intermittent bicycle lanes and sidewalks. The need for improved pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist safety, ...

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