The Sustainable City Year Program returns to the Portland region to partner with the City of Troutdale, a community of 16,000 located at the confluence of the Sandy and Columbia rivers. Now in its 12th year of partnerships with Oregon communities, this fall SCYP will connect Troutdale with five fully-remote courses for the first time ever. Planning for winter and spring classes is underway.
Students will work on a variety of projects, from affordable housing research and design and cottage cluster design standards to promoting Troutdale for business, living, and visiting. They will meet with and present solutions to city staff and community stakeholders virtually.
Participating academic disciplines include architecture, landscape architecture, law, planning, public administration, nonprofit management, journalism, engineering (Portland State University) and others. Through classroom work, applied learning assignments, and collaboration with the city, SCYP students will endeavor to help Troutdale work towards its optimal future.