Aumsville Interchange & Downtown Planning and Design

The Green Cities course is in the University of Oregon Planning, Public Policy and Management Department program. Interdisciplinary students examine the history and future of the interface between urban growth and environmental concerns, and the technological, social, and political forces that continue to shape it. Special emphasis is given to sustainable development, urban resiliency and regenerative design

The Summer 2015 Green Cities course will study the Aumsville Interchange and Downtown Planning Design in coordination with City staff, elected officials, citizens and international environmental design professionals.

June 22 Course Overview and Major Concepts
June 24 Vision
June 29 Economy and Society
July 1 Guest Speakers: Aumsville City Administrator Maryann Hills, Aumsville Public Works Director Steve Oslie, DLCD Representative Angela Lazarean
July 6 Biodiversity & Ecological Footprints
July 8 Modeling Cities on Ecosystems
July 11 Design Charrette, Aumsville
July 13 Sense of Place
July 15 Empowerment and Participation
July 20 Guest Speakers
July 22 Sustainable Production and Consumption
July 27 Mechanical, Systems & Planning Models
July 29 Governance and Hope
August 1 Aumsville Site Visit
August 3 Public Hearing Simulation, Eugene. Guest Advisor Beaverton City Planner Leigh Crabtree
August 5 Trends, Projections, Predictions. Guest Speaker Marta Rusin from Gdansk via Skype
August 10 Presentations
August 12 Presentations
August 13, Thursday, 2:45 Final Exam