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The Sustainable City Year Program has reached a new height— about 30,000 feet.President Schill spoke with United Airlines Hemisphere magazine about SCI's Sustainable City Year Program in the May 2016 issue. He mentions SCYP as one of the state's six leading innovators. According to University of Oregon president Michael Schill, “You would be hard-pressed to find a state with an economy that’s booming without a great university behind it.”

For the full article, see "Oregon" in the May 2016 dossier. 

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. 

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