The City of Silverton welcomed University of Oregon students during the 2019-2020 year as part of the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP). SCYP, part of the Sustainable Cities Institute at UO, matches professors and classes with an Oregon city, county, special district, tribe, transit agency, or partnership of governments for an entire academic year. Students working in Silverton, guided by their professors, combined research and fieldwork to address City needs and achieve course learning goals.
Students in the Climate Action Planning course planned to present their recommendations at the March 16, 2020 City Council Work Session. When travel restrictions and the rapidly changing COVID-19 environment made that impossible, students prepared additional video presentations which are linked below.