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Sustainable Visions for the Future of Portland
How do we plan for and envision a future Portland that fosters more closely knitted and sustainable communities? In this event, Gensler Portland is bringing together designers and a group of professionals working in development, housing, master-planning and social sciences to develop framework for a charrette focused on this question that will then be exhibited and critiqued by our group of panelists at the event, Sustainable Visions for the Future of Portland, on Tuesday October 11th.
Katricia Stewart, PhD, Homebase: Dr. Katricia Stewart is a Community Psychologist and researcher with expertise in well-being, sense of community, social support, and homelessness. Dr. Stewart previously supported research endeavors at the Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative (HRAC) at Portland State University. She now works for Homebase, a non-profit that works with communities across the country to strengthen regional responses to homelessness through community-based research, data analysis, evaluation, and capacity-building.
Tony Bernal, Transition Projects: Tony Bernal is the Senior Director of Public Policy and Funding for Transition Projects. He works on policy, housing development, and funding and has worked for the agency for 24 years.
Jason Graf, First Forty Feet: Jason is a Principal at FIRST FORTY FEET—a Portland, Oregon creative planning, urban design, and place strategy firm that advocates for equitable cities centered around people. Jason has extensive experience working at the forefront of integrated land use, transportation planning, and urban design projects across North America. Jason recently authored the City of Spokane’s TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK STUDY: A Station Area Planning and Regulatory Guidebook for Spokane’s High Frequency Transit Corridors.
Rachel Maas, Central City Concern: Rachel Maas is Central City Concern’s Senior Sustainable Development Manager. As CCC’s Climate Action lead, Rachel is constantly focused on the triple bottom line and works at multiple scales to drive aggressive carbon reduction goals in every project. Since 2011 Rachel has directly managed over $50 million dollars of development in over 100,000 SF of residential, commercial and medical space within CCC’s portfolio. From 2012 through 2016, Rachel also served as Director of Projects for the Portland chapter of the Open Architecture Collaborative (previously “Architecture for Humanity”) where she mobilized volunteers from the design profession to empower underserved communities through meaningful placemaking projects. Rachel earned her Master of Architecture degree at the University of Oregon.
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