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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  • Sands, Jeredith; Mundy, Mundy (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    In the University of Oregon’s Public Relations Campaigns class, a team of five public relations majors worked with the city of Troutdale to establish and meet goals for its Travel Troutdale campaign. After the class ...
  • Josephson, Brian; Brown, Anne; Haley, Clare (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    Sustained population and employment growth in the City of Troutdale have benefited the city in a variety of ways. However, this growth has amplified demand on the city’s transportation system and impacted people’s ability ...
  • Keough, Nick; Brown, Anne (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    The following report reviews and synthesizes work completed by University of Oregon students regarding potential transportation polices for the city of Troutdale, Oregon. Students focused on three categories: transportation ...
  • Irsfeld, Brendan; Rebecca, Lewis (University of Oregon, 2021-06)
    UO graduate students collaborated in four research groups to propose amendments to the Goal 2 and 9 chapters of the city of Troutdale Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Students employed a variety of methods to inform their ...
  • Cohen, Rachel (University of Oregon, 2021)
    The City of Troutdale is exploring its options to mitigate, adapt, and become resilient to the effects of climate change. As a first step, this report surveys policy and planning documents across local and regional ...
  • Ribe, Robert (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Greater Portland is known for controlling urban sprawl and its aggressive and successful reintroduction of rail- based regional public transit. A potential powerful synergy between these goals is transit-oriented ...
  • Connor, Emily; Lewis, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2021)
    As an element of its recently adopted 20-year Town Center Plan, the City of Troutdale identified improvements and and revitalization of their downtown district and surrounding areas as a priority. Public Budget Administration ...
  • Hays-Alsin, Bethany; Lewis, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2021)
    A team of students at the University of Oregon has provided research and recommendations to aid the City of Troutdale in the improvement of their Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) system. This collaboration occurred through ...
  • Irsfeld, Brendan; Arroyo, John; Brown, Anne; Sandoval, Gerard; Knudson, Kaarin (University of Oregon, 2021)
    Graduate students in the University of Oregon’s Community and Regional Planning program collaborated in
three research groups to propose an affordable housing development on a parcel of land close to downtown Troutdale. ...
  • Atkins, Siena; Mundy, Dean (University of Oregon, 2021)
    The City of Troutdale, located between the Sandy and Columbia rivers, enjoys a beautiful environment and thriving downtown. The city’s unique identity and diverse attractions allow residents and tourists to visit, be active, ...
  • Noone, Jesse; Zbaracki, Rosie; Khan, Aqsa (University of Oregon, 2020-12)
    A variety of business types and sizes are integral to a thriving economy and future for Adams County, Wisconsin. Yet, for the past two decades, the county has been losing entry level workers aged approximately 20 to 30 ...
  • Cohen, Rachel (University of Oregon, 2020-08)
    What applications do emerging automation technologies have for the future of freight and shipping in Brown County? The two-person University of Oregon team of Joshua Skov and Rachel Cohen assessed possible technology and ...
  • Fields, Katie (University of Oregon, 2020-08)
    The Brown County, Wisconsin Public Works department engaged the University of Oregon Sustainable City Year Program to develop a cost-benefit analysis of roadside maintenance options. This report addresses specific strategies ...
  • Hinck, Lindsey; Maley, Whitney; Abtidon, Hibo; Hanson, Olin; O’Reilly, Brian; Breuer, Madison (University of Oregon, 2020)
    As a group, we met with our client on multiple occasions to discuss what direction we wanted to go in. As the term progressed, we decided that we wanted to focus on expanding the park's social media presence. As we began ...
  • Wrobel, Olenka; Rich, Margerum; Robert, Parker; Kaarin, Knudson (University of Oregon, 2019)
    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 ...
  • Theofield, RJ; Yang, Yizhao (University of Oregon, 2019)
    The Emerald Express (EmX) Gateway Corridor is a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line developed and operated by Lane Transit District (LTD) that connects main centers in the cities of Eugene and Springfield. BRT is a high-quality ...
  • Haefliger, Marie; Hays-Alsin, Bethany; Yang, Yizhao (University of Oregon, 2020)
    This technical report describes a multi-scale environmental study of Emerald Express (EmX) in the Franklin Boulevard Corridor. This study is a collaboration between Advanced GIS students at the University of Oregon, Lane ...
  • Cohen, Rachel; Cabinte, Ryan (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Master of Business Administration (MBA) students from the UO Center for Sustainable Business Practices were tasked with equipping Lane Transit District with a set of financial and business strategy tools to help the agency ...
  • Connor, Emily; Brown, Anne (University of Oregon, 2020)
    The purpose of this report is to provide recommendations to the cities of Cottage Grove and Creswell based on the current and future transportation needs as informed by professional insight and community input. The first ...
  • Dawson, Heather; Kohler, Nicholas; Kurtz, Lindsey (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Students in the spring 2020 Advanced GIS course worked together with Lane Transit District to assess how bike-share coverage could be expanded to develop multimodal transit stops and provide greater public transportation ...

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