Brownfields/Green Neighborhoods: Integrating Riverfront Park with Pringle Creek


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University of Oregon students in a combined architecture and landscape
architecture studio worked together to research and develop ideas for integrating
Riverfront Park with Pringle Creek and for the redevelopment of downtown
Salem’s South Waterfront. Working with City of Salem staff, students explored
sustainable urban design-based approaches to the revitalization of the thirteenacre
riverfront site that included ecological restoration, riverfront access and
transportation improvements, and community-oriented land use. Student
recommendations drew from City of Salem goals for the South Waterfront Urban
Renewal Area, which include daylighting Pringle Creek, improving bicycle and
pedestrian access to the site and to Riverfront Park, and promoting profitable
mixed-use development. During the Spring 2011 term, students worked to
demonstrate ways in which principles of environmental design coupled with
community-oriented land use would give the South Waterfront a productive role
in Salem once again.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Sustainable City Year Program Contact Info
Megan Banks
Sustainable City Year Program Manager
(541) 346-6395

University Faculty Contact
Roxi Thoren

Local Government / Community Contact
Bryce Bishop

Community Development

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