California State University, Monterey Bay

Sustainable City Year Program Website | csumb.edu/fernandezlab/sustainable-city-year-program In 2016, our second year of operation, saw a total of 11 classes involved in partnerships with the City of Salinas. For CSUMB this is the most we have had yet. Disciplines involved include Business, Education, Environmental Studies, Statistics, Journalism, and GIS. Projects included surveys of residents in […]

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Augustana College

Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative Website | www.augustana.edu/academics/core/upper-mississippi-center The Sustainable Working Land Initiative (SWLI) is the centerpiece of the Upper Mississippi Center’s (UMC) efforts to build learning partnerships that enhance the value of a liberal arts education by solving challenges facing communities. The model is a one- or two-year partnership between Augustana and a city/county partner, matching […]

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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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