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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  • 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 ...
  • Hart, Nick; Schlossberg, Marc (University of Oregon, 2020)
    In collaboration with the Sustainable City Year Program and Lane Transit District (LTD), the city of Coburg set out to examine and explore possible solutions related to bicycle transportation. Students addressed: multi-use ...
  • Ruff, Josie; Mundy, Dean (University of Oregon, 2020)
    The Campaign Planning class (J453) at the University of Oregon worked with the City of Silverton to develop the following public relations (PR) plan to address the City’s communication needs. The class broke into groups ...
  • Lynn, Deanna; Ko, Yekang (University of Oregon, 2020)
    This report compiles student work to identify strategies for the city of Silverton to mitigate their climate impact and increase their climate change resiliency. Student recommendations for mitigation and resiliency are ...
  • Reyes, Gary; Roehrig, Gunter; Ellston, Jacob; Thomass, Eric; Salazar, Abraham; Kristof, Evan (University of Oregon, 2020)
    The City of Silverton is a small rural community in Marion County approximately 12 miles northeast of Salem. The City is named after Silver Creek, which runs through town and is the primary feature of the project site ...
  • Bonner, Will; Horton, Eyrie; Lorber, Stephen; Parker, Cory (University of Oregon, 2020)
    The following report is a compilation of student work exploring designs for Eugene Station and how the station connects to its downtown location. Students worked with Lane Transit District (LTD) as part of the Sustainable ...
  • Palmer, Sydney; Rempel, Alexandra (University of Oregon, 2020)
    The city of Silverton partnered with the University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program to analyze the proposed site for a new police station and city hall and propose passive heating strategies. Eight student teams ...
  • Soto, Michael; Ribe, Robert (University of Oregon, 2020)
    This report provides student designs neighboring LTD’s station at the intersection of Hunsaker Lane and River Road. After gathering information from the community and hosting many meetings and workshops, the City of Eugene ...
  • Schechtman, Claire; Lewis, Rebecca (University of Oregon, 2020)
    Located in the Columbia River Gorge, Hood River attracts visitors and permanent residents alike. Over time, the area’s desirability has contributed to increased living costs and homogenous housing stock that has made it ...
  • 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 ...

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