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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,
Portland State University
Please join us for the last in a special series of 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 has analyzed 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@...
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notifications about future events.
This event will be held on Friday, May 28, from 3-5 pm at PSU's Urban
Center, 506 SW Mill Portland, Room 204. (Campus map at this link
It 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 imsforum@...
> . The series
will be archived on the website of the Institute at
"Designing with the Environment in Perspective: Examining the Role of
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.
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.