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 and our goals revolve around answering the challenges presented to our society by global climate change.
ISS is developing and enhancing a core methodology for effective city-university partnerships that can be applied in urban areas around the world to drive solutions to complicated urban problems.
ISS is leading a project to bring together stakeholders in the Clackamas River Watershed with an interdisciplinary team from Portland State University to create a resilience plan for water in the Clackamas Watershed.
The Institute is collaborating with community advocates, government agencies, and legal advisors to pursue cleaner air for local communities.
The Collaboratory is engaging in a two-year, cross-university and cross-city project focused on advancing long-term city-university research engagements that accelerate progress on city livability challenges.
The Institute for Sustainable Solutions is convening eight city agencies to develop a unified plan to better respond to community needs should a major disaster hit.
Confronting rising housing costs and climate change by making it easier and more affordable for Portland homeowners to construct a second house, called an accessory dwelling unit or ADU, on their property.
By working closely with government and community groups, this project aims to reduce the adverse health impacts of urban heat waves for vulnerable populations