Renowned Planner Ernie Bonner Dies At 71

Urban Planner Ernie Bonner, largely responsible for downtown Portland's renaissance, dies at age 71.
April 26, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Bonner is most often identified with Portland's legendary 1972 Downtown Plan, the action agenda that set the city's storied renaissance in motion. Recruited to Portland in 1973 from Cleveland, Ohio, Bonner became the public handshake to the barnstorming changes then-Mayor Neil Goldschmidt brought to the city. But his activities and impact were even wider... As he continued to work for the city's future, Bonner created an extraordinary archive of the city's planning achievements and processes of the '70s on his ever-expanding Web site, www.pdxplan.org."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Sunday, April 25, 2004 in The Oregonian
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