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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  • 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, ...
  • Stark, Michele; Lewis, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2018)
    Significant changes in transportation technology will change the way cities collect revenue and fund infrastructure projects. Forward thinking cities like Eugene, Oregon and Gresham, Oregon are already considering what may ...
  • Chilingerian, Jenna; Margerum, Richard; Parker, Robert (University of Oregon, 2018)
    Downtown Springfield’s revitalization has begun. Over the last 15 years, city leaders and advocates have facilitated many improvements and additions within the downtown area. These new developments help downtown feel ...
  • Hirzel, Hannah; Larco, Nico (University of Oregon, 2018)
    Tigard, a suburb of Portland, Oregon, is interested in a new urban design vision as a new MAX light rail line is proposed to extend through the city. TriMet and the city of Tigard partnered with a University of Oregon ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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