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Oregon 'Sustainable City Year Program' Faculty Lunch Discussion

Monday, 09 December, 2013

Plan East Tennessee, UT Service-Learning, and the Office of the Provost invite you to participate in an afternoon of presentations, panel sessions, and breakout meetings on the University of Oregon's Sustainable City Year Program. The University of Tennessee is in the early stages of building its own version of the Oregon SCYP program, entitled the Smart Communities Initiative. This visit will introduce the University of Tennessee, Knoxville community to the "Oregon SCYP" model and provide guidance to faculty, staff, and administrators as to how to make our program a success. The Oregon SCI co-directors will speak to about what factors led them to create the SCYP, their experiences building the program, the benefits they have found in working with cities, the challenges they have faced, and the varying models of the program other universities have instated. City of Springfield staff will offer their perspectives on what it was like to partner with the SCYP, the benefits they have found in this partnership, the challenges, and why they think this makes sense for cities.

* Special thanks to Plan East Tennessee for funding this event through a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

11:30-1:30 Presentation and Q&A for Faculty

Black Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

 Faculty are invited to this session to learn more about the model and methods for incorporating the program into existing and future courses. Lunch is provided. RSVP to

2:00-3:30 SCI/City of Springfield Presentation and Panel Session to the University and Public Sector Visitors

Black Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

Introductory Remarks from Provost Martin

 Faculty, staff, students, administrators and staff from the public sector are invited to this session for an overview of the model and to hear thoughts from UO's co-founders and city partners.

3:30-5:00 Post-Presentation Breakout Meetings with Public Sector Staff, Faculty, and Administrators

Black Cultural Center Multipurpose Room

 Faculty, administrators and municipal staff are invited to this working session to network, discuss potential collaborations, and acquire guidance regarding methods of implementing the model based on their individual circumstances.

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0 of Unlimited Spaces Requested RSVP period for this event ended 12/09/2013




Frieson Black Cultural Center
1800 Melrose Avenue
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Contact

Kelly Ellenburg

Phone: 974-9577
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