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City Club of Central Oregon Addresses the Challenges of Turning Bend into a College Town


That was the topic of this month's City Club.

 

Washington DC architect and uban designer David Bagnoli has conducted many city college relationship studies.

 

He brought his knowledge to Bend.

 

"You know it's fairly unique for a community the size of Bend to absorb the campus the size of what OSU Cascades is planning of five thousand students.  People love living in college towns.  Now they may not like decisions they may make in terms of growth.  But one of the things they like is there usually is a rellly engaged civic presence on most of those communities."

 

One of the biggest challenges often is student and faculty housing and striking a good balance between on and off campus housing.


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