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Redmond had an exciting year of partnership with the University of Oregon Sustainable Cities Initiative. The Sustainable Cities Initiative is a cross-disciplinary organization at the University of Oregon that promotes education, service, public outreach and research on the design and development of sustainable cities.

During this past school year, 26 different projects from the University of Oregon have been focused on Redmond, investing over 40,000 student and professor hours, with 450 undergraduate and graduate students.  

Redmond is the fifth city to participate in this program and the first city on the eastern side of the Cascades.  

FOR A SYNOPSIS OF THE PROJECTS CLICK HERE 

 

 THE PROGRAM :

The Sustainable Cities Initiative is a cross-disciplinary organization at the University of Oregon that promotes education, service, public outreach and research on the design and development of sustainable cities. The Sustainable City Year program has been adapted by almost 20 American universities and in several other countries.

"Redmond was our first SCYP city east of the Cascades and we are thrilled about the partnership,” said Marc Schlossberg, SCI co-director. “Redmond's application made it clear that they are interested in sustainability from a wide variety of perspectives and city functions and that they have put together a broad team of community partners for us to engage with.  It is clear that Redmond is serious about moving the dial on sustainability and we have developed an impressive list of projects with them."

Now in its sixth year, the Sustainable City Year program links UO students with an Oregon city, county, special district or partnership of governments for an entire academic year. Each year, the SCYP partner receives assistance with projects centered on sustainability through the work of student classes across the university. In a typical year, more than 450 students from 12 disciplines across 26 classes work on 20 partner-directed projects. At the end of the year, more than 40,000 student hours of work was devoted to helping a local entity transition to a more sustainable future.

Some of the projects students worked on included: downtown revitalization, improvement of South US 97 Corridor, developing design and landscaping plans for the Redmond Airport, and the establishment of a Redmond Community Foundation.

"We are excited by the tools and resources the SCYP partnership brought to the community of Redmond,” said Keith Witcosky, Redmond city manager. “It created an important east-west geographic bridge across Oregon and does so in a way that saves the city hundreds of thousands dollars if we were going to secure similar services through private consultants."

 SOME OF THE PROJECTS :

 

REDMOND PROJECTS  CITY SPECIALIST  TERM
Bike / Ped Planning

 Scott Woodford
541-923-7758
scott.woodford@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 SPRING 2015
Redmond Neighborhood
Revitalization Action Plan

 Deborah McMahon
541-923-7724
deborah.mcmahon@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 FALL 2015
S US 97 Corridor Improvement Project: 

     Urban Design
     
South Gateway Design
     
Development Standards
     
ROW Landscaping Plan

 

 Kate Porsche
541-923-7756
kate.porsche@ci.redmond.or.us
 FALL 2015
Road Diet Evaluation
Community Walkability

 Mike Caccavano
541-504-2011
Mike.Caccavano@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 FALL 2015
Downtown BID/EID Analysis

 Chuck Arnold
541-923-7761
chuck.arnold@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 FALL 2015
RAPRD Tax Valuation

 Katie Hammer
541-548-7275
katie.hammer@raprd.org

 

 FALL 2015
 Local Business Empowerment

    Procurement Policy
    – Local Vendors
    
Food Carts
    
Farm to Market

 

 Kate Porsche

541-923-7756
kate.porsche@ci.redmond.or.us

 WINTER 2016
 Affordable Housing Plan

 Chelsea Dickens
541-923-7757
chelsea.dickens@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 WINTER
2016

 

Airport Strategic Branding and Marketing Plan  Heather Cassaro

541-504-3031
heather.cassaro@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 WINTER 2016
Downtown Market Analysis  Chuck Arnold            

541-923-7761
chuck.arnold@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 WINTER 2016
Development of Comprehensive Entrepreneurial Incubator
/ Accelerator
 Ginny McPherson
541-923-7759
ginny.mcpherson@ci.redmond.or.us            

 

 WINTER 2016
Redmond Sports Complex Feasibility Analysis

 Keith Witcosky
541-923-7711
keith.witcosky@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 WINTER 2016
Airport Landscape Master Plan

 Zachary Bass
541-504-3085
zachary.bass@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 WINTER 2016
Planning Great Neighborhoods Using Analytics

 
Deborah McMahon
541-923-7724
deborah.mcmahon@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 SPRING 2016
Establishment of a Redmond Community Foundation

 Jodi Burch
541-923-7735
jodi.burch@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 SPRING 2016
Bike, Walk, Roll Marketing

 Scott Woodford
541-923-7758
scott.woodford@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 SPRING 2016
 Outreach to Minority Communities  Ginny McPherson           

541-923-7759
ginny.mcpherson@ci.redmond.or.us

 

 SPRING 2016
Family Justice Center

 Jesse Petersen
541-504-3473
jesse.petersen@ci.redmon.or.us

 

 SPRING
2016

Historic Redmond Field House

 Kate Porsche
541-923-7756
kate.porsche@ci.redmond.or.us

 SPRING
2016

 

 

 

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