The following are but a few of the examples that highlight connections to sustainability.
A strategic alliance between Portland General Electric (PGE) and Portland State University (PSU) in support of a common vision: the Portland region as a leader in developing and implementing urban sustainability.
Currently, the partnership focuses on two main areas: urban mobility, and the integration of energy and sustainable design.
Cascadia Ecosystem Services Partnership (CaESP) provides a hub of strategic assistance, communication, and support to promote a shared direction for ecosystem services work in the Cascadia region, especially Oregon and Washington.
This partnership between Portland State University (PSU) and the City of Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) was developed in response to a pressing community need: as the Portland metro region has urbanized, its streams, rivers, and lakes have become increasingly polluted, and storm-water runoff has overloaded the city's drainage infrastructure.
The CWSP engages and supports the community and neighborhood residents in watershed improvement projects through campus-community partnerships. Dr. Barry Messer, associate professor of Urban Studies and Planning, is the principal investigator of the program.
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