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.


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SCYP Redmond Winter 2016

The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) has partnered with the City of Redmond, Oregon for the 2015-2016 academic year. Learn more about our courses for Winter 2016 and the projects that students across a variety of disciplines at the University of Oregon will be engaging on throughout the term.

5th Annual SCYP Conference

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.

2016 SCI Expert-in-Residence

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.


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More than 400 University of Oregon students to work on city projects during year

The Sustainable City Year Program is moving to Central Oregon, selecting Redmond for the 2015-16 academic year. University of Oregon students will work on over 20 projects with the City of Redmond during the year. The partnership will kick off in April when students from a bicycle transportation planning course tour the city to research existing infrastructure.

The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) is among six winners selected from global applicants for the 2015 Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award, which recognizes top educational approaches in social entrepreneurship within higher education. UO Professor Marc Schlossberg and Associate Professor Nico Larco co-lead SCYP as codirectors of the UO’s Sustainable Cities Initiative. 

Professor Marc Schlossberg has been awarded a rare second Fulbright Scholarship, this time to work with faculty at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, where he will collaborate with colleagues in the institute’s Department of Architecture and Town Planning.

A professor in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at UO, Schlossberg will use his Fulbright year to focus on sustainability and community quality of life, specifically how city design decisions influence active and sustainable modes of transportation such as walking and biking.