The Institute for Sustainable Solutions
At the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, we have more than a decade of experience building effective community-university collaborations to drive progress toward a more equitable and sustainable world.
Partnerships are at the heart of our work, you can see our legacy initiatives below.
Our Legacy Initiatives
In 2013, the Institute for Sustainable Solutions began a program of pairing community organizations with faculty and students for multi-term partnerships to address sustainability goals.
In July 2010, the National Science Foundation awarded a $3 million grant to Portland State to fund the creation of a one-of-a-kind multi-disciplinary Ph.D. program focused on addressing the pressures placed on ecosystems by rapidly growing cities.
The collaborative identified research projects and student internships that would assist the city in reaching the goals set out by the Portland and Multnomah Climate Action Plan.
Portland State researchers have launched a website that pinpoints trees in Portland and connects them with historic events, family memories, urban legends, and more.