Designing with the Environment in Perspective: Examining the Role of the University

Designing with the Environment in Perspective: Examining the Role of the University

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies


"Designing with the Environment: A Portland Way?"
Forum on Sustainability and the Economy
Free event sponsored by the New Economy Observatory at the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

Keynote Address: Dean Nohad Toulan, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University
Panelists: Loren Lutzenhiser, School of Urban Studies and Planning, PSU (Moderator); Rob Bennet City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development, Green Building program; Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate, City Repair; Judy Walton, Education for Sustainability West; Greg Wolf, National Policy Consensus Center, PSU

Portland State University's motto "Let Knowledge Serve the City" has placed it at the heart of the Portland's postwar development. PSU provides not only a place for dialogue about urban issues and a constantly-replenished pool of graduates eager to be a part of making their region a great place to live, but also has provided the intellectual infrastructure---analytical capacity and staff and expertise---for a range of programs. Dean Nohad Toulan, one of the Northwest's foremost planners, will share the institutional memory of these activities and draw on his international experience as he summarizes the series and presents a context for us to reflect on whether there is a Portland Way for "Designing with the Environment." This will be followed by a roundtable discussion among faculty involved in researching aspects of sustainability and public officials and community representatives involved in implementing programs and bringing sustainability to the grassroots.

This will 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
Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
PO Box 751-IMS
Portland
Oregon 97207-0751
US

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

Posted May 17, 2004



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