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Smart city living lab partnership moves forward
September 28, 2016


SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University has joined with six private and public partners on a formal agreement to develop Spokane’s University District into a smart city living laboratory.

Dec. 11: WSU students to present University District designs
December 9, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SPOKANE, Wash. – Job growth, parks and plazas, “smart” stormwater systems and alternative transportation are some of the ideas for improving Spokane’s University District and nearby neighborhoods that will be presented to the public at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main St.

Design students bridge disparate Spokane neighborhoods
October 21, 2015


By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SPOKANE, Wash. – On one side of a knot of overpasses and railroads is Spokane’s thriving University District. On the other is the East Central neighborhood, where 63 percent of residents live at or below the poverty line and fewer than one in three own their homes.

Oct. 23: Students present Smart City Spokane designs
October 19, 2015

u-districtSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University students will make public presentations of their mid-term smart technology designs for the future of the university district at 2-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at the WSU Spokane South Campus Facility Court, 410 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.

Students’ smart city ideas to help Spokane redevelopment
September 22, 2015

u-districtPULLMAN, Wash. – WSU students are using emerging smart technology ideas this semester in their designs for the future of Spokane’s university district. Lectures, workshops and community engagement will culminate in public presentations later this fall.

Warehouse to be demolished Monday to make way for clinic
February 27, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – Crews will demolish a large portion of the former Peirone warehouse on the southeast edge of the Washington State University Spokane campus beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 2, and lasting one to two hours. The structure will be razed to make way for the new University District Health Clinic (UDHC), a project of the Spokane Teaching Health Consortium.

Participate in master plan workshops for updates on campus plans
March 4, 2009

SPOKANE – The community is invited to participate in three master plan workshops in March, April and June for an update of the Riverpoint Campus plan. The planning process, led by WSU, includes representatives of Riverpoint Campus partners Eastern Washington University and Sirti.

Workshop schedule:

Tuesday, March 17, 3-5 p.m., Riverpoint Campus Academic Center Auditorium (Room 20): Presentation of information showing a summary of the recently completed Downtown Spokane Plan, overview of current campus/neighborhood conditions, results of a 2008 space study to accommodate current health/biomedical sciences programs, and conceptual ideas for the buildout of campus to assist in the update of the master … » More …

U-District plan presented Tuesday
June 3, 2008

Stepping forward with their proposal for a College Hill university district, President Elson S. Floyd and other WSU officials shared detailed plans for the concept at Tuesday’s meeting of the Pullman City Council.

First proposed in February, the U-district would help provide an answer to some of the problems plaguing College Hill such as noise, trash, traffic and parking issues. It would also allow the university to be more accountable for handling violations of the city’s nuisance code.


The idea is to create a defined neighborhood that would serve as a bridge between campus and community. According to an article … » More …