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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  • Urone, Julia; Arroyo, John (University of Oregon, 2020)
    LTD tasked students with identifying concepts to support a more sustainable, equitable transportation system and associated community uses along the River Road corridor in Eugene. Working in groups, students investigated ...
  • Koonce, Elizabeth; Ribe, Robert (University of Oregon, 2020)
    This report includes student work from the LA 489/589 Advanced Design Studio in fall term of 2019. This work was executed by landscape architecture students in collaboration with the city of Silverton with the goal of ...
  • Burdette, Eric; Lewis, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2020)
    As part of Rebecca Lewis’ Public Budget Administration class, LTD tasked student groups to come up with innovative sources to fund a service expansion named MovingAhead. The MovingAhead package is estimated to have $274 ...
  • Wrobel, Olenka; Margerum, Rich; Parker, Robert (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Graduate students in the University of Oregon’s Community and Regional Planning program worked in four groups to create implementation recommendations for land use and transportation redevelopment for different neighborhoods ...
  • Ketchum, Corum; Lall, Saurabh (University of Oregon, 2020)
    This report contains recommendations on how LTD could evaluate five of their programs: fleet, operations, service planning, risk management, and sustainability. Each section examines one of these five programs, with ...
  • Grover, Alison; Schlossberg, Marc (University of Oregon, 2020)
    As part of the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) at the University of Oregon, this fall 2019 course asked students to come up with creative ways to implement a variety of mobility hubs in a specific area in Eugene, ...
  • Cohen, Rachel; Skov, Josh (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Lane Transit District (LTD) asked graduate students in Joshua Skov’s Industrial Ecology course to help envision how it might provide safe, affordable, and low-carbon mobility options to the community in the face of a ...
  • Arroyo, Amy; Cartwright, Virginia (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Students planned and designed a new downtown “Enoteca,” Italian for a local and regional agricultural library, in Downtown Eugene, Oregon. The Enoteca is a space to educate the public about southern Willamette Valley wine ...
  • Del Rosario, EJ; Williams, Daisy (University of Oregon, 2020)
    This report summarizes the design proposals for conceptual bus stops that are responses to the current environments at two existing Lane Transit District (LTD) sites. This 10-week course led students with little to no ...
  • Hoagland, Emerson; Theofield, RJ; Yang, Yizhao (University of Oregon, 2019-10)
    Located adjacent to the Willamette River and the University of Oregon, downtown Eugene serves as the city’s economic and cultural center. The downtown is home to several major employers, seasonal markets, shops, and ...
  • Tamang, Tshewang; Ribe, Rob (University of Oregon, 2019-09)
    The following report documents student work that explores the redesign of several streets and the historic core of Gresham’s downtown. Students in the University of Oregon’s Landscape Architecture 4/589 design studio worked ...
  • Dangal, Agraj; Clark, Benjamin (University of Oregon, 2019-09)
    The purpose of this report is to provide an approach for the City of Gresham to evaluate data requirements prior to entering into contracts with emerging technology vendors. Four subgroups of new mobility vendors were ...
  • Dangal, Agraj; Ault, Sam; Burdette, Eric; Cobb, Arron; Rhodewalt, Amelia; Clark, Benjamin (University of Oregon, 2019-09)
    This report covers the City of Eugene’s current data management process with an emphasis on parking policies, including recommendations to improve the way the City collects, uses, and stores data. Upon interviewing ...
  • Duffey, Stacie; Park, Grace; Thomas, Michael; Clark, Benjamin (University of Oregon, 2019-09)
    The cities of Eugene and Gresham want policy recommendations to prepare for the future of new mobility services and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Both cities hope to integrate these new policies into their Transportation ...
  • Sundaresan, Sruthi; Kive, Solmaz Mohammadzadeh (University of Oregon, 2019)
    The city of Springfield is a place of constant growth and development. Springfield is interested in building its inventory of office space to house new businesses andbentrepreneurs who are hoping to grow their businesses. ...
  • Cohen, Rachel; Skov, Joshua (University of Oregon, 2018)
    The city of Eugene is interested in learning how its residents might benefit from technology-enabled ‘new mobility’ solutions to differently meet their transportation needs. Student teams analyzed how members of a ...
  • Naganuma, Lindsey; Rempel, Alexandra (University of Oregon, 2019)
    Three student groups collaborated with city of Dunes City city council and staff to develop passive heating strategies to achieve winter sustainability after the predicted 9.0 magnitude earthquake and accompanying tsunami ...
  • Kohnke, Jennifer; Lewis, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2019)
    As part of the Sustainable City Year Program, students in Rebecca Lewis’s Growth Management course were asked to assess the comprehensive plans of the cities of Eugene and Gresham, Oregon. Students sought to determine ...
  • Crum, Carol; Brown, Anne (University of Oregon, 2019)
    With advances in technology, new forms of mobility are emerging and entering our cities. These new modes are driving the need for plans and policies that direct how they will operate in cities, where they can operate and ...
  • Carden, Nate; Greene, Douglas; Knight, Cole; Luna, Sabrina Ortiz; Kume, Ellen; Leary, Gretchen; Loudermilk, Matthew; Hirzel, Hannah; Moran, Michael; Eskandari, Fatemeh; Salgado, Gloria Morazan; Pera, Aiden; Ralston, Luke; Rehacek, Mariana; Templeton, Clarke; Zagorec-Mark, Ethan; Buckberg, Emily (University of Oregon, 2018)
    TriMet's Southwest Corridor project proposes a 12-mile light rail line that will fill current service gaps and address future transportation demands in the rapidly growing areas of Beaverton, Durham, King City, Portland, ...

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