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SAGE Project

The Sage Project is an annual partnership between San Diego State University (SDSU) and a local government in the San Diego region. For the 2016-2017 school year, The City of Lemon Grove was selected as the Sage Program Partner. Click here to view the July 19, 2016 staff report approving participation in the Sage Project. Click here to view the corresponding PowerPoint Presentation.  

The Sage Project connects SDSU students and faculty with high-priority, high-need community projects to generate interest and fresh ideas that create momentum. During the Lemon Grove and Sage Partnership, 19 SDSU faculty members, 31 classes from across 12 disciplines have invested nearly 40,000 hours of effort into creating innovative solutions and ideas specifically for Lemon Grove. Click here to view a video on the Sage/Lemon Grove partnership and here to view the final year-end report.

The City of Lemon Grove selected seven key projects to work on during their Sage Project partnership. A presentation of these efforts was shared at the City Council meeting on July 18, 2017. Click here to view the staff report and here to view the PowerPoint presentation.

 All projects and their findings are listed below.  

1. Image development including gateway improvements and wayfinding signage

2. Infrastructure Maintenance Methodology and Gap Analysis

3. Parks and Recreation Program Analysis

a. Urban Agriculture (part of Parks and Rec)

4. Public Art Project: Art Walls

5. Homeless Outreach / Resources

6. Tactical Urbanism and Placemaking

7. Climate Action Plan

View the Final Reports: 

All final reports are available for review on the SDSU Library's Institutional Repository. Click this link to view all reports. The year-end final report is available here

Sage in the Spotlight: 

The City of Lemon Grove was recognized in the news several times throughout the course of the Sage Program Partnership. View articles below: 

- SDSU's Sage Project Creates Public Art for Lemon Grove

- Sage Project Takes U.S. Lead on UN Climate Toolkit for Lemon Grove

Lemon Grove may be first in US to use UN toolkit for climate plan 

- SDSU Students Help Shape Climate Plan in Lemon Grove

- Showcasing Success of Sage Project

- The Sage Project hosts research symposium

- SDSU Students to Spruce Up City of Lemon Grove in Sage Project 

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