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SCI honored as a finalist for the 2012 FT/CITI Ingenuity Award: Urban Ideas in Action from Financial Times and Citibank

The FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards recognized ingenious individuals or organisations that have developed solutions to urban challenges. The FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action programme recognizes individuals or organisations that have found solutions to urban challenges in four areas – energy, infrastructure, education and healthcare.  SCI was honored as a finalist at a banquet award ceremony in New York City in December 2012.

This comprehensive video of the Sustainable City Year Program in Salem offers an insightful look at how our program operates.

On Friday, May 18, UO students, faculty, Springfield government officials and community partners gathered at Springfield’s Royal Caribbean International Call Center to celebrate the conclusion of the 2012 Sustainable City Year Program – a highly successful collaboration between the University of Oregon and Springfield.

Students from the University of Oregon Journalism department decided to focus a course assignment on futurism on SCI Co-Founder, Marc Schlossberg. Students Spencer Adrian, Elora Overby, and Kaili Kasparek produced a three minute multi-media video, wrote blog entries, and organized a web site, but more than that became inspired by the work SCI is doing to re-imagine the role of higher education in educating students and changing cities at the same time.