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Student group gets city backing for new East 13th bikeway

Efforts by A&AA students going back to 2013 will come to fruition in a new two-way bike lane the City of Eugene expects to build in 2018. The UO’s LiveMove student organization spearheaded the project after an off-campus student housing development was built without allowing for a bike-friendly route to campus. The LiveMove group, which included planning and architecture students, designed what will be called the David Minor Bikeway. Read more in Around the O

two-way bike path

 

Fifield wins Fulbright to study sustainable housing, planning in Portugal

Housing design needs in Oregon and Portugal share surprising similarities. Both enjoy Mediterranean climates. Both face similar zoning and land use policy challenges. And both strive to provide affordable housing in challenging economic times.

Michael Fifield

 

Report spotlights best ways to improve campus emergency management

UO researchers recently completed a major national study on the best ways to manage campus emergencies. The findings were spotlighted on The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) website. “The Umpqua Community College tragedy underscores the importance of campus emergency management programs,” said Robert Parker, of the Community Service Center, the program in the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management that completed the study.

From left, Mugs Scherer, Rory Isbell, Ali Lau, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Robert Parker, Krista Dillon, Bentley Regher, and Amy Nelms

 

Architecture students get ‘hydro-logical’ about climate change

UO students are participating in a nationwide program to advance sustainable building design at architecture and planning schools.

students discuss water systems

 

Loan from Met to UO museum provides research opportunities across disciplines

Tucked away in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, in a small alcove embraced by four oil paintings, are two glass cases displaying five objects from the 14th through 16th centuries. Some museum-goers walk right past the cases, not realizing they’ve just bypassed the chance to see original works of art on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Virgin and Child statue