Webcast: Designing Portland's Pearl and South Waterfront Districts

Webcast: Designing Portland's Pearl and South Waterfront Districts

Presenters: Bruce Brown, GBD Architects, Arun Jain, City of Portland Planning Bureau
Moderator and respondents: Randy Gragg, Oregonian, John Reynolds, University of Oregon, Alan Scott, PGE Green Building Services

The neighborhood level is where any effort to at "greening" our built environment will face its first market test. This is certainly the case with green building, which involves challenging short-term assumptions about what goes into the bottom line for urban development. This session will look at examples of green building, urban design, and district planning activity and consider its influence on planning future neighborhoods such as Portland's South Waterfront Urban Renewal Area. Presentations by public and private sector experts on those areas will be followed by discussion with a panel of experts in fields including energy, design, and community/environmental issues. They will be asking what have we learned from activity in neighborhoods like the Pearl and are we applying those lessons?

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

Related Link: Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University

For more information contact:

John Provo

PO Box 751-IMS
Oregon 97207-0751

Phone: 503-725-5170
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS

Posted April 8, 2004

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