Sustainable City heads to Redmond; media takes notice

The announcement earlier this week by the Sustainable Cities Initiative to partner with the city of Redmond was the focus of several stories by Central Oregon media. 

A story in The Bulletin newspaper in Bend focused on how UO students and faculty will work during the year with government agencies on projects that "promote economic growth and environmental health." Projects include expanding a downtown park, promoting bike commuting, adding a parking garage and creating an earthquake plan. 

The article included quotes from Marc Schlossberg, UO professor and co-director of Sustainable City, and Bree Nicolello, a UO junior studying planning, public policy and management. Nicolello is part of Schlossberg's spring bicycle transportation planning course and will travel to Redmond next week for a tour of current bike infrastructure. 

Nico Larco, UO professor and Sustainable Cities co-director, was interviewed by Bend radio station KBND. He told the station that Redmond was chosen for "a combination of their commitment to sustainability (and) a really interesting project list."

Bend television station KTVZ also reported on Redmond’s selection in the cities initiative.