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Students at the University of Oregon who are participating in the Sustainable City Year Program in partnership with the city of Albany will present their plans March 14-22 for a variety of community projects.

The public is invited to attend the presentations, in both Albany and Eugene.

The projects involve Albany parks, natural areas, the waterfront, downtown, historic preservation, and community buildings.

Presentations at Albany City Hall, 333 Broadalbin St. SW, are scheduled for Friday, March 17. They include:

• 10 a.m. — St. Francis Hotel viability.

• 10 a.m. — Business plan and marketing campaign for Albany Parks & Recreation Foundation.

• 1 p.m. — Strategic plan to serve older adult population.

• 2 p.m. — Strategic plan for collaborative sports facilities provision and management.

• 3 p.m. — East Thornton Lake Natural Area – reinterpreting culture and nature as productive infrastructure.

Other presentations will be on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene on March 14, 15, 16, and 22. Topics include historic waterfront and downtown mapping, improving civic and community engagement, equity and opportunity mapping analysis, advanced cartography parks mapping, and passive heating for community buildings.

The Sustainable City Year Program links students with an Oregon city, county, special district, or partnership of governments for an entire year. The Albany projects involve architecture, geography, landscape architecture, public relations, and business students.

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City Editor