Webcast, Designing Portland's Pearl and South Waterfront. April 23
- Note that all events are broadcast live on the web, as well as archived.
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"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,
College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University
Please join us for a special series of on-line Forums on sustainable
development in the Portland region entitled "Designing with the
Environment: A Portland Way?" underwritten by an Environmental Partnership
Program grant from the Port of Portland. During April and May this
four-part series will analyze the art, science, politics, policy, and
bottom-line financial realities of designing buildings, businesses, public
institutions, and communities with the environment in mind. Please drop us
a line at imsforum@... 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 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 imsforum@... . The series will be archived on the website of the Institute at http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS/about/events.html .
"Designing the Pearl and South Waterfront: Putting Some Green in Our
Presenters: Paul Brown, GBD Architects, Arun Jain, City of Portland
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 a future
neighborhood in 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?
"Sustainable Industries: Green Industrial Design for a Green Region"
May, Date TBA
Presenters: Roby Roberts, PPM Energy
Moderator: Nik Blosser, Sustainable Industries Journal Northwest
Additional presenters and panelists to follow
Sustainable industries have emerged as a part of our regional "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 in Portland?
"Designing With the Environment in Perspective: Examining The Role of the
May, Date TBA
Presenter: Dean Nohad Toulan, College of Urban and Public Affairs,
Portland State University
Panelists to follow
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
replenishing pool of graduates eager to be a part of making their region a
great place to live, but 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 that activity 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 the suppliers and consumers of what the university has to
offer. This will include faculty involved in researching aspects of
sustainability and public officials and community representatives involved
in implementing programs and bringing sustainability to the grassroots.
Please note that the first event of this series, held on April 2, can now
be viewed on-line at http://www.media.pdx.edu/PSU/IMS_040204.asx
"From the Region to the Site: Designing with the Environment in Mind"
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