How It Works

community-defined projects
academic departments
hours of student work

The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) matches University of Oregon students with an Oregon city, county, special district, tribe, or partnership of governments for an entire academic year. Students work on partner-identified projects to provide ideas for real solutions to community challenges and sustainable development.

Throughout each course, students conduct research, visit the community, and engage with stakeholders, then publicly present their findings either in the community or on campus. Following each course, ideas and research from the class are synthesized into a final report for the community, ensuring that the insightful work remains accessible long after the particular course ends.


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