Monday, January 5, 2009

Sustainable Portland Forum

Portland Architects:
Please join Portland Society of Architects and The Urban Land Institute at a forum to identify and discuss strategies for achieving a sustainable Portland.
How do we:
• Significantly reduce our carbon footprint?
• Create a broad-based urban economy?
• Adapt to changing climate, new forms of transportation and higher densities?
• Promote innovation and flexibility in planning and design in the public realm?

Many groups are examining the challenges that face Portland. This open forum will be the first in a series of meetings that brings these forces together to envision the City’s future. Keynote speaker Gary Lawrence heads ARUP’s Urban Strategies practice. As a former Planning Director for Seattle, he developed the first sustainability-focused municipal comprehensive plan in the world. He is an internationally known expert on communities that address human need and environmental limitations. He is also a forceful, provocative and entertaining speaker.

Portland Museum of Art, 4:30-7:30 pm on Thursday January 15th

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