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STEMM project wins grant at Playground Games


Sustainable City Project Director Linda Samuels recently participated on one of two winning teams in a competition called Playground Games to develop new interdisciplinary projects that could benefit the environment and the community at large. In the "Shark Tank"-style competition sponsored by UA'S Confluence... Read More

Broadway Volvo: Vision + Design Workshop


Join us downtown Thursday evening 09.18.14 along with the City of Tucson and the local American Institute of Architects (AIA) to take part in a vision and design workshop of the City-owned Broadway Volvo site, located at 930 E. Broadway Blvd.

The redevelopment of this prominent site could help create a... Read More

SLUG Studio: Saturday 09.13 Charette


Last Saturday, September 14th, students from the architecture design-build studio met downtown for a design charette for the new Sustainable Laboratory Urban Garden planned for City High's alley.

Bear Down Downtown


This Wednesday, downtown will welcome students, non-profits, and local businesses in a volunteer fair, food truck round-up, tours of local resources, and a beach party. The event is targeted to help connect students interested in working with non-profit organizations with groups in need of volunteers as well as... Read More

Pennington Street Block Party, CHS + SCP


SCP installed our parklet again during the annual Pennington Street Block party in front of the UA downtown studio, hosted by City High School. The Block Party was established to showcase youth creativity, learning, and service and SCP is excited to share the street with our neighbors and collaborators. Find more... Read More

Cylcovia Parklet


SCP brought the parklet installation to this spring's Cyclovia Tucson event at Scott Avenue and 13th Street in downtown Tucson. Facilitated by Living Streets Alliance, Cyclovia participants will have the opportunity to experience how space dedicated to cars can be... Read More

SCP continues I-11 Supercorridor Studio with grant from Walton


Continued support for the I-11 Supercorridor studio and research was received by SCP from the Walton Sustainable Solutions Initiative. The funds will be used to support student and faculty participation in this semester’s research-based studio, the production of a multi-university publication, graduate research... Read More


SCP Project Director Linda C. Samuels was selected to receive a $60,000 Faculty Research Grant from the University of Arizona's Renewable Energy Network. The grant will be utilized to explore more sustainable alternatives... Read More


SCP and Living Streets Alliance, in collaboration with students from CAPLA and Eller as well as faculty and community supporters, will host Park(ing) Day on November 16, 2013. The event will take place in conjunction with the GABA Bike Swap. Come join us at 6th Avenue and 7th Street (outside eXo Roast Co. and Tap... Read More


Linda C. Samuels, Project Director of the Sustainable City Project, is one of 24 individuals selected to participate in ASU's Creating the Cities of Tomorrow Sandpit in Carefree, AZ. Sponsored by the Next-Generation Sustainability Solutions program, the 3-day event will bring together individuals from numerous... Read More