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Check out news and updates on the work and activities of the Urban Sustainability Accelerator and its cohort cities.

News Coverage of the Urban Sustainability Accelerator


Oregon News

7/9/14 - Portland: A living laboratory for green cities, Portland Business Journal

5/15/14 - Cities' Green Accelerator: PSU program's blueprint helps others build on Portland's success, The Portland Tribune

7/29/13 - Urban Sustainability Accelerator shares Portland's green expertise with cities around the country, The Oregonian

7/29/13 - Photo Gallery: Cities visit Portland to learn about urban sustainability, The Oregonian

7/23/13 - PSU program could bridge gaps between Portland and Waco (and others), Sustainable Business Oregon

4/23/13 - Head of the Class: PSU Announces sustainable city enrollees, Sustainable Business Oregon

4/23/13 - PSU sustainability program aiding other cities, Portland Tribune


Coverage outside Oregon

8/19/14 - India Street panel urges more affordable housing, no new hotels in historic Portland neighborhood, The Forecaster

7/29/14 - India Street plan in Portland proposes historic district, new building codes, affordable housing, The Forecaster

7/29/14 - Plan for Portland neighborhood includes historic district protection, new building codes, Bangor Daily News

7/25/14 - City of Auburn and Auburn University Partner on Urban Sustainability, City of Auburn

7/23/14 - Smaller cities get startup-style sustainability incubator, GreenBiz

7/9/2014 - Urban Sustainability Accelerator Hosts New Cities in Portland, EarthTechling

6/26/14 - City of Auburn and AU join forces for urban sustainability, WTVM 9 News, and WSFA 12 News

6/25/14 - City, university join forces to implement Master Plan, Auburn Villager

6/9/14 - Old Town Elk Grove sees resurgence as shoppers, diners, seek something different, The Sacramento Bee

5/18/14 - Green Infrastructure: Urban Sustainability Accelerator program helps others build on Portland’s success, Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia

2/26/14 - Consultant: Portland must light up dark, ‘toothy’ India Street neighborhood, Bangor Daily News

12/16/13 - Which Portland neighborhood did California research team envision as green tourism hotspot?, Bangor Daily News

9/11/13 - Green Neighborhoods Leverage Urban Sustainability Accelerator, The Green Continuing Education Blog

7/24/13 - From Forest City to Rose City, Portland officials head west for urban edge, Bangor Daily News

7/19/13 - A New Concept: A Sustainability Incubator for Cities, News

5/14/13 - Wichita sees Portland State program as learning opportunity for downtown, Wichita Business Journal

4/29/13 - Portland State University's Urban Sustainability Accelerator Announces First Class of Cities, International City/County Managers Association: Leaders at the Core of Better Communities

4/23/13 - Wichita selected for sustainable development program, Wichita Business Journal

4/23/13 - Louisville chosen to receive technical help on sustainability projects, The News for Louisville: 89.3

4/23/13 - Portland Selected to Join Urban Sustainability Accelerator Program, WCSH-6 News Around Portland

4/23/13 - Portland Selected to Join Urban Sustainability Accelerator Program, Maine Insights