Institute for Sustainable Solutions

We Bring People Together to Protect Our Future

Institute for Sustainable Solutions

A community group in the Cully neighborhood gathers around a round table in the background, with miniature architectural models of ADUs on a table in the foreground.

ISS fosters partnerships between PSU & the community

We focus on important regional issues, such as climate change, inequity, & community resilience. We build long-term, collaborative relationships with partners that grow & evolve over time. We are nimble & aspirational: responsive to community needs while working towards transformational change.

Portland State University is located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon in Multnomah County. We honor the Indigenous people on whose traditional and ancestral homelands we stand: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, Watlala bands of the Chinook, the Tualatin Kalapuya and many other indigenous nations of the Columbia River. It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.