SCYP picks Portland transit agency, light rail projects for 2017–18 partnership
A&AA’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) will collaborate with TriMet, the Portland region’s major transit agency, on dozens of multidisciplinary projects focusing on the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project starting in September. The project aims to bring transit, bicycle, roadway, and pedestrian improvements to communities in southwest Portland and southeast Washington County. Students will explore concepts related to urban mobility, climate change, environmental habitat and restoration, urban design and placemaking, and public outreach.
Student-run HOPES conference to bring ecological designers, scholars, writers
The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference, an annual gathering hosted each spring term by the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is one of the only student-run sustainability conferences in the United States.
Student group gets city backing for new East 13th bikeway
Efforts by A&AA students going back to 2013 will come to fruition in a new two-way bike lane the City of Eugene expects to build in 2018. The UO’s LiveMove student organization spearheaded the project after an off-campus student housing development was built without allowing for a bike-friendly route to campus. The LiveMove group, which included planning and architecture students, designed what will be called the David Minor Bikeway. Read more in Around the O
Report spotlights best ways to improve campus emergency management
UO researchers recently completed a major national study on the best ways to manage campus emergencies. The findings were spotlighted on The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) website. “The Umpqua Community College tragedy underscores the importance of campus emergency management programs,” said Robert Parker, of the Community Service Center, the program in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management that completed the study.
Students partner with community organizations to craft strategic plans
Fall 2016 marked the 15th year that students in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) have partnered with local organizations to help draft strategic plans, providing a boost for community organizations with limited financial resources.
Two A&AA employees earn Outstanding Employee Awards
Zudegi Giordano, office coordinator in the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, and Beth Roy, executive administrative assistant in the Department of Art, are among recipients of this year’s Outstanding Employee Awards at UO. They were honored during a reception at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on November 30.
Students engage communities and beautify neighborhoods
The City of Eugene is home to innumerable fire hydrants painted with eccentric designs: a Lego character, the Oregon Duck, a Dalmatian, a hula dancer, a squirming red squid, or simply a bunch of colorful dots. But getting one of these idiosyncratic hydrants painted, surprisingly, isn't simple.
UO launches sustainability partnership with City of Albany
The UO’s Sustainable City Year Program is collaborating this year with the City of Albany, Oregon, on projects ranging from parks improvements to economic development. Albany’s mayor and staff celebrated the partnership at the Jaqua Center with students, faculty, and others recently.
A&AA lands top talent across disciplines
A&AA welcomes new tenure-track faculty in art, landscape architecture, art history, historic preservation, and planning, public policy and management.
New A&AA dean thinks globally, shares locally
For Christoph Lindner, the new dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, "university life-research, education, teaching-connects to everything." Lindner shares his enthusiasm about making those connections at the University of Oregon and A&AA's growing global reach. He brings his own far-reaching global experience to the table as well, having most recently come from Amsterdam. Read more at AroundtheO