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CityLab has posted a report from this years Consumer Electronics Show and – unsurprisingly – the roll-out of AV’s seems to be focused on shared fleets and they will focus on freight and high occupancy transport.  Cost seems to be the largest factor early on with AV technology being cost-prohibitive for individual ownership (although Tesla might have something to say about that).  Another reason is simply the ability to monitor and modify cars and algorithms – much easier to do roll-out and testing in limited contact points via larger shared fleets.

Congratulations to Mugs Scherer and Rachel Struxness student report writers of the year. Mugs completed Redmond’s Midtown Neighborhood: Five Visions report in fall term 2015 and Rachel completed the Strategic Public Relations Plan & Client Materials-Redmond Wastewater Division report winter term 2016. Landscape Architecture professor Robe Ribe and instructor Jeff Krueger were presented instructor of the year award for Land Planning and Design and Senior instructor Beth Hjelm who taught Business Strategy and Planning. Thank you all for an amazing year of work.

Swedish students Nicholas Braun, Thomas Hutle, and Milan Vonk from the School of Engineering Blekinge Institute of Technology defended their master's project on SCYP.

SCI Research Associate and University of Oregon Professor of City & Regional Planning, Gerardo F. Sandoval, recently released a timely new book, Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation. Part of publisher Routledge's Equity, Justice and Sustainable City series, this edited volume provides multiple perspectives on re-designing cities for people on bikes with a lens of equitable planning, policy, and advocacy.  Along with Dr. Sandoval, co-editors Aaron Golub (Portland State University), Melody L. Hoffmann (Anoka Ramsey Community College), and Adonia E.

“We’re putting the public back in public universities,” Nico Larco says in the Oregon Quarterly article recently posted.

The Oregon Quarterly recently posted a beautifully written story about the Sustainable City Year Program in Redmond this year. The article opens with information about the architecture class that designed a police station in an old national guard building and leads into information about SCYP in general. 

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