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Many SCYP classes presented their final work to the City of Redmond last week at the University of Oregon, the City of Redmond Public Works building, and Central Oregon Community College. Ren Thomas' Housing Policy class presented recommendations for updating the city's 2007 Affordable Housing Plan on Tuesday, March 8. Landcape Architecture students had their final review that same day, where they presented master plans for the Redmond Airport. On Thursday, March 10 Journalism students presented their strategic marketing plans regarding social media and downtown revitalization. 

SCI Co-Director Nico Larco published an article titled "Sustainable Urban Design - A (Draft) Framework" in the Journal of Urban Design. This paper provides a road map for urban designers and researchers to understand the elements of sustainable urban design and how they are related. The article organizes these elements by overall theme and scale of project in order to identify areas of synergy among these disparate aspects.

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.

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