Turning Sustainable Practice into Reality
Our work addresses sustainability issues from the regional level down to the building. We know that creating the sustainable city cannot happen within only a single discipline, and that’s why SCI is grounded in a cross-disciplinary approach to solving community sustainability issues.
The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) is back in the Willamette Valley and is working with the City of Albany, Oregon for the 2016-17 academic year. The City of Albany and the University of Oregon are planning more than 20 projects for students, ranging from park and building design to economic development to community development. Starting in September, students from over 10 disciplines at the UO will work closely with the Albany community for the next year.
The Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N) is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Sustainable City Year Conference, taking place March 13-15, 2016 hosted by the Sage Project at San Diego State University. This conference is intended for university representatives, city officials, and organizational partners who are interested in adopting and adapting the University of Oregon's Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) model.
SCI is a hub of research related to sustainable cities. To promote the continuous interchange of ideas, national experts working to translate sustainability ideas into practice take up residence on the Eugene or Portland campuses for three day sessions scheduled throughout the year. Our Expert-in-Residence for 2016 is Denny Zane, the Executive Director of Move LA and a former mayor of Santa Monica, CA.