University of Oregon Sustainable City Year

 

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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  • Community Planning Workshop (University of Oregon, 2014)
    The Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD or the District) is the public transportation provider for residents of southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. The RVTD partnered with the University of Oregon’s Community Planning ...
  • Goodwin, Evan; Motahari-Asi, Kiana; Cartwright, Virginia; Givens, James (University of Oregon, 2014)
    This report explores issues, opportunities, and design proposals for four different fire station sites in Medford, Oregon. The goal of this studio was to envision new fire-rescue facilities consistent with LEED certification ...
  • Yount, Heather; Ciscek, Erica; Curtin, Pat; Parker, Margy (University of Oregon, 2014)
    This report is the result of three terms of work by students in the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. During fall term 2013, students in Strategic Communications Research (J495) conducted primary ...
  • Dobrinich, Stephen; Drlik-Muehleck, Aniko; Margerum, Richard; Parker, Robert; Lewis, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2013)
    In the fall term of 2013, graduate students in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) at the University of Oregon developed concept plans for the Jackson County Health Site in Medford, Oregon. This ...
  • Nicolello, Bree; Ciscek, Erica; Curtin, Pat; Parker, Margy (University of Oregon, 2014)
    This report is the result of three terms of work by students in the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. During fall term 2013, students in Strategic Communications Research (J495) conducted primary ...
  • Yount, Heather; Ciscek, Erica; Phillips, Laurie; Parker, Margy (University of Oregon, 2014)
    This report is the result of three terms of work by students in the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. During fall term 2013, students in Strategic Communications Research (J495) conducted primary ...
  • van Vliet, Lauren; Banks, Megan; Knudson, Kaarin; Li, Alex; Schlossberg, Marc (University of Oregon, 2023)
    Over fall term 2023, Community and Regional Planning graduate students worked with the City of Corvallis to reimagine how a 14-acre site in north central Corvallis, along the city’s 9th Street commercial/mixed use corridor, ...
  • Houston, Niamh; Kohler, Nick (University of Oregon, 2023)
    The City of Salem, Oregon, has shown dedication to achieving sustainability goals and revitalizing its neighborhoods by conducting walkability and comprehensive corridors assessments. As part of the Sustainable City Year ...
  • Knight, Kayleigh; Mundy, Dean (University of Oregon, 2023)
    The Strategic Planning and Cases course (J 453) at the University of Oregon worked with the City of Salem to develop outreach campaigns to address the City’s volunteerism and community engagement needs. Although each student ...
  • Betros, Rosemary; Lewis, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2023)
    The City of Salem implemented a City Operations Fee in 2019 to supplement revenue for its General Fund. The City was concerned, however, that the current fee structure does not adequately account for equity across commercial ...
  • Blodgett, Liz; Hewatt, Beau; Ignacio, Alyssa; McKnight, Helen; Sesar, Chloe; Schillinger, Attila (University of Oregon, 2023)
    Students in the PR Campaigns capstone course devised three strategies to reduce idling in the city of Salem, Oregon. Strategy 1 emphasizes the city leading by example, calling for city employees to cease idling to encourage ...
  • Alampi, Elisia; Cheng, Nancy Yen-Wen; Riggio, Mariapaola (University of Oregon, 2023)
    Exploring innovative kit-of-parts construction methods, our project centers on the adaptable nature of reciprocal frame construction, focusing on sustainable reuse of panel materials such as plywood and Mass Plywood Panels ...
  • Wylie, Samuel; Larco, Nico; Rajbaidya, Gauri (University of Oregon, 2022)
    This architectural design studio focused on the Lloyd District, located in inner Northeast Portland and less than a mile from the University of Oregon’s White Stag campus. The Lloyd District is a low-density area defined ...
  • Yang, Yizhao; Vandehey, Adrian; Withrow, Timothy; Rhyan, Lucas; Kashinsky, Josh; McFeeters-Krone, Abby; Govindankutty, Anisha (University of Oregon, 2023)
    In November 2022, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development issued parking reform for cities with populations above 5,000 to address the financial and environmental burdens of parking mandates. In addition ...
  • Stephens, Ric (University of Oregon, 2023-12)
    In an era defined by rapid urbanization, the effective planning and management of cities have become paramount to ensure sustainable development, efficient resource allocation, and enhanced quality of life for residents. ...
  • Hoff, Isabel; Larco, Nico; Lillard, Lora; Raggett, Mark (2023-06)
    Appendix: Site Analysis and Logistics Students in a graduate urban design studio based at the University of Oregon’s Portland campus were asked to create urban design redevelopment proposals for downtown Portland. ...
  • Hoff, Isabel; Larco, Nico; Lora, Lillard; Mark, Raggett (University of Oregon, 2023-06)
    Students in a graduate urban design studio based at the University of Oregon’s Portland campus were asked to create urban design redevelopment proposals for downtown Portland. Students began the term by analyzing the site ...
  • Schlossberg, Marc; Lee, Grace (University of Oregon, 2023)
    Situated in the northwest pocket of Deschutes County, Sisters includes varied outdoor recreation options, beautiful scenery, and top tier hiking and mountain biking trails. The city’s thriving downtown is bisected by ...
  • Cheng, Nancy Yen-Wen; Gottlin, Alexandra (University of Oregon, 2023)
    The city of Sisters identified the need for 1,100 housing units to accommodate its 2041 projected population growth and is exploring “efficiency measures” as an alternative to expanding its urban growth boundary. Final ...
  • Armitage, Madeline; Kingensmith, James; Reimers, Jacob; Whitaker, Jack (University of Oregon, 2022)
    The information presented in this report was collected through interviews with significant stakeholders from the City of Tigard, Portland General Electric (PGE), real estate developers, business owners, and specialists ...

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