Rural Indiana county launches new strategies

Like much of the U.S. and the State of Indiana, Lawrence County faces a challenging opioid epidemic. In 2016, the state declared a public health emergency in response to rising hepatitis C rates and the county averaged nearly 50 nonfatal overdose visits to local emergency rooms per 100,000 people, according to the Indiana State Department […]

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Salem staff re-energized by over $8 million in faculty and student efforts

Successful financial management during the financial crisis contributed to the city’s ability to invest in a unique community-university partnership program at the University of Oregon. The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) is a multi-disciplinary year-long effort directing faculty and their students towards the issues faced by a community. As a member of the Educational Partnerships […]

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Auburn addresses the challenges of growth

Between 2006–2016, the city’s population swelled more than 30 percent, from 58,700 to 76,300 people; by 2020, the population will grow to 85,000 people, an 11 percent increase. The boom corresponds with the breakneck speed of growth in Seattle, the state’s biggest city. In fact, Auburn and nearby Redmond are among the state’s fastest growing […]

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University partnership gives Frederick a way to reimagine its downtown

Frederick, Maryland is the second largest city in the state, and also the fastest growing area in the region. In 2010, for example, the population was nearly 66,000 people; was projected to grow 15 percent to 76,000 people by 2022, according to the city. But like any area where the population is accelerating, there are […]

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