Past Partners

To learn more about past projects, please visit the University of Oregon Library.

To read about past projects from programs within the EPIC Network, including SCYP, a database is forthcoming.

Faculty and administrators who are interested in integrating applied learning courses into their work can use this easily accessible online project catalog to access new ideas and project guidelines. This database can serve as a tool for schools looking to start an SCYP program, and for professors already apart of an SCYP program that are looking for examples of previous projects to help guide their own courses. 

Past Partners

Gresham 2009-2010

SCYP Gresham was composed of nine projects including redevelopment and potential designs for a new city hall, and city-wide projects related to housing prices, walkability, and climate preparedness. The nine projects involved nearly 350 students in 19 courses across five University of Oregon departments.

Salem 2010-2011

SCYP Salem completed 14 projects, including redevelopment schemes for areas north and south of downtown, a city-wide civic engagement strategic plan, and potential design schemes for a new police station. The 14 projects involved over 500 students in 25+ courses across seven departments at the University of Oregon and one department at Portland State University.

Springfield 2011-2012

As the SCYP partner city in 2011-12, Springfield recruited a strong, diverse set of partners to supplement city staff participation. Partners included the Springfield Utility Board, Willamalane Park and Recreation District, Metro Wastewater Management Commission, United Way of Lane County, and Springfield School District 19. Projects ranged from strategic public relations plans to cultural asset mapping.

LTD/Springfield 2012-2013

For the 2012-2013 academic year, SCYP partnered with Lane Transit District and the City of Springfield. Students across five departments assisted Oregon cities and transit districts with sustainability projects ranging from marketing new transit investments to corridior analysis.


Medford 2013-2014

SCYP Medford consisted of 15 projects over seven disciplines including Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Business, Economics, and Journalism, engaging 500 students in 16 courses. Projects ranged from engaging diverse communities to designing a new fire facility.

METRO, Multnomah County, Troutdale, and Gresham 2014-2015

For the 2014-15 academic year, the Sustainable City Year Program worked with multiple partners, specifically Metro, Multnomah County, Troutdale, and Gresham. Courses across multiple departments assisted these partners with livability projects at a variety of scales. Key projects included walkability analyses and expansion of the Springwater Trail Corridor.

Redmond 2015-2016

Redmond, Oregon was SCYP's first city on the east side of the Cascades. 

Albany 2016-2017

Albany, Oregon is SCYP's city partner for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students have spent the year working on nearly 30 city-specified projects that target key community areas, and work to provide pragmatic solutions to the city's planning and desiging setbacks.