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Media Coverage of the Urban Sustainability Accelerator



11/3/15 - Portland City Council approves India Street plans, zoning, The Forecaster (Maine)

10/22/15 - Urban Sustainability Accelerator hosts Sacramento leaders on big day for transit in Portland, PSU Solutions Blog

6/4/15 - Sacramento city officials visit Portland to learn about sustainable housing development, PSU Solutions Blog


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

7/29/14 - India Street plan in Portland proposes historic district, new building codes, affordable housingThe Forecaster (Maine)

7/29/14 - Plan for Portland neighborhood includes historic district protection, new building codesBangor Daily News (Maine)

7/25/14 - City of Auburn and Auburn University Partner on Urban SustainabilityCity of Auburn (Alabama)

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

7/9/14 - Urban Sustainability Accelerator Hosts New Cities in Portland, EarthTechling

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

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

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

6/9/14 - Old Town Elk Grove sees resurgence as shoppers, diners, seek something differentThe 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

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

2/26/14 - Consultant: Portland must light up dark, ‘toothy’ India Street neighborhoodBangor Daily News (Maine)


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

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

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

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

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

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 (Kansas)

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 (Kansas)

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 (Maine)

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

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

4/23/13 - PSU sustainability program aiding other citiesPortland Tribune