Designing with the Environment: Green Industries for a Green Region -- Webcast, May 14

Designing with the Environment: Green Industries for a Green Region -- Webcast, May 14

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies

Sustainable industries have emerged as a part of our regional and state "brand identity." This runs this gamut from green power producers and organic food producers where sustainable practices are explicitly part of their business model to firms in other industries who elect to adopt certain green elements into existing operations. Presentations by industry representatives will be followed by a discussion with a panel of experts in economic and community development representing the public, private and non-profit sectors. They will be asking what makes it "pay" for these firms to do the right thing and why do they choose to do it here?

Presenters: Russ Read, Kettle Foods; Roby Roberts, PPM Energy; Tim Smith, SERA Architects
Panelists: Nik Blosser, Sustainable Industries Journal Northwest (Moderator); Stuart Cowan, Portland Development Commission; John Haines, Mercy Corps Northwest

The broadcast is live on the web on May 14, from 3-5 pm pacific, 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] . The series will be archived on the website of the Institute at .

Also please visit our new archive page with past forums arranged by topic (Environment, Economy, Equity, Regional Planning) located at .

Among the highlights in the archive you'll find--- "adidas Village: From Hospital to Corporate Headquarters" (May 23, 2003) Eric Cugnart, BOORA Architects; "Portland's Creative Class: The Young and the Restless" (April 25, 2003) Joe Cortright, economist, and a panel of young creatives; "Whatever happened to Equity Planning?" (June 2, 2003) Norman Krumholz and the late Ernie Bonner; "Regional Scenario Planning for Portland . . . and Los Angeles?" (September 26, 2003) John Fregonese, Fregonese Calthorpe Associates.

Related Link: Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State

For more information contact:

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

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

Posted May 5, 2004

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