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By Josie Fey

University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication

When Shirley Huang, a senior architecture student at the University of Oregon, had a chance to work on a real-life design project for the city of Albany, she was at first looking for practical experience. The city was interested in understanding how the St. Francis Hotel building might be adapted to support housing or a hotel. And through a class at the university, Huang could give city officials some possibilities for how to implement their vision.

Nearly ten years ago, SCI Co-Directors Marc Schlossberg and Nico Larco had a groundbreaking idea: what if a city could harness the creativity of university students at a larger than normal scale and apply the fresh thinking, creativity, idealism, and passion to helping local communities accelerate their capacity to meet pressing societal issues, and figure out an effective means to put knowledge into action.  

Photo via the Huffington Post 

A recent study showed that since the 1970s, Americans have supported generou

EUGENE, Ore. -- (June 1, 2017) –We are living in a time when those who understand evidence and truth, value transparency and decency, and are committed to working for the common good need to rise up like never before. While withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement is an act of ignorance and cowardice, SCI remains committed and convinced that the actions necessary to address climate change will be done by and in cities. We strongly believe we should have leaders who accept the reality of climate change and work to combat it.

On Friday, April 7, 2017 SCI Co-Director Nico Larco spoke on OPB's Think Out Loud. He spoke about Urbanism Next, SCI's latest research initiative. You can hear the entire interview below.

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