University of Zambia

Lusaka Sustainability Programme Website | Coming soon The Lusaka Sustainability Programme (LSP) was launched in 2017. It is now a city-wide effort. University of Zambia works closely with Departments of City Planning, Department of Housing and Social Services and plans exist to involve all Departments in the City Council. In its first full academic year […]

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Smart Communities Initiative Website | sci.utk.edu The Smart Communities Initiative (SCI) is founded on the idea that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and state communities should work together to improve the health and vitality of their areas. Through the leveraging of interdisciplinary research and scholarship, community dialogue, human capacity, and innovation, SCI participants collaborate toward the […]

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University of Oregon

Sustainable City Year Program Website |sci.uoregon.edu/sustainable-city-year-program The Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) harnesses the innovation and energy of University of Oregon students and faculty to provide ideas that will address critical projects, and support progressive and sustainable initiatives. This working relationship puts university talent to work to strengthen Oregon communities Our work addresses sustainability issues […]

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University of Mississippi

M Partner Website | mpartner.olemiss.edu This innovative, collaborative program seeks to match diverse and comprehensive university resources with community goals and needs. Whether those needs relate to health care and education, economic development and policy, marketing and tourism, resiliency, or core government systems, the goal of M Partner is to create substantial and sustainable results […]

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University of Maryland

Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability Website | umdsmartgrowth.org/programs/pals/ The Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) is administered by the National Center for Smart Growth at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). It is a campus-wide initiative that harnesses the expertise of UMD faculty and the energy and ingenuity of UMD students to […]

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University of Iowa

Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities Website | https://iisc.uiowa.edu/ The Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) is a campus-wide community engaged learning organization located in the Provost’s Office of Outreach & Engagement at the University of Iowa. We partner faculty, staff, and students with urban and rural communities to complete projects that enhance the sustainability of […]

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San Diego State University

The Sage Project Website | sage.sdsu.edu Sage is a program within the Center for Regional Sustainability at San Diego State University with a simple goal: sustainable learning through community-based projects. Sage partners with local communities in the Southern California region, which can be a local, county or state government, a non-profit organization, or other local agencies. Projects generated by the […]

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Florida Atlantic University

Partnership for Sustainable Communities Website | cues.fau.edu/partnership The FAU Partnership for Sustainable Communities (pilot program) is an initiative of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) within Florida Atlantic University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning. The FAU Partnership addresses challenges and goals identified by Florida communities with university capacity in ways that aim […]

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California State University, Fresno

Sustainable Parks and Recreation Community Initiative Website |fresnostate.edu/chhs/recreation/community-engagement/sparci.html The SPARCI (Sustainable Parks and Recreation Community Initiative) Project is a partnership between Fresno State’s Department of Recreation Administration and parks, recreation, conservation, and non-profit agencies in the San Joaquin Valley. SPARCI engages the broader university community in idea generation, community engagement and problem solving. When accepted into the […]

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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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