Sustainable City Year Program
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The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) is a partnership between SCI and a city, county, special district, or partnership of governments in Oregon for an entire academic year.
The program focuses a number of courses from across the University on assisting the partner with their sustainability goals and projects. In a typical year, 400+ students from 10-12 disciplines across 20-30 classes might work on 15-20 partner-directed projects, devoting 40,000+ hours of effort.
The Sustainable City Year Program faculty and students work with the partner through a variety of studio projects and applied learning programs to:
- Provide students with a real world project to investigate;
- Apply their training; and
- Provide real service and movement to a local entity ready to transition to a more sustainable and accessible future.