Designing with the Environment: A Portland Way? Free Webcasts Begins April 2

Designing with the Environment: A Portland Way? Free Webcasts Begins April 2

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies

"From the Region to the Site: Designing with the Environment in Mind"
April 2
A conversation with Robert Yaro, President of the Regional Plan Association of New York and Chair of the Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York; David Bragdon, President of Metro; and Ethan Seltzer, Director of the School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

Sustainable development and green design are often spoken of as a broad set of principles. Not surprisingly, their implementation means different things to different people. Does regional planning have anything to bring to this discussion? All three participants have been involved in various efforts to design healthier, more sustainable regions and communities and will be tasked with examining the fit between regional planning and sustainable development. If regions articulate such development and design principles and create the relationships to implement them "from the region to the site," will we better understand what we want and better be able to judge what we're getting from sustainable development and green design? How far has the Portland region gone in articulating its green identity and what has that meant for our region its economy and its environment?

"Designing the Pearl and South Waterfront: Putting Some Green in Our Brownfields"
April 23
"Sustainable Industries: Green Industrial Design for a Green Region"
May, Date TBA
"Designing With the Environment in Perspective: Examining The Role of the University"
May, Date TBA

Please drop us a line at [email protected] if you would like to receive e-mail notifications with more details about this series or future events.

All of the events in this series are held on Fridays from 3-5 pm PST at PSU's Urban Center, 506 SW Mill Portland, Room 204. They will also be broadcast live on the web at (click on Distance Learning Center Stream #1 or #2). On-line viewers may participate in real time, submitting questions via email to [email protected] . Streaming video of the series will be archived on the website of the Institute at .

Related Link: Forum on Sustainability and the Economy Information and Archive

For more information contact:

John Provo
Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
PO Box 751-IMS
Oregon 97201

Phone: 503-725-5170
Email: [email protected]

Posted March 19, 2004

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