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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.