Let me know your ideas on how we can keep our livability in Portland.
I have been one of Portland's leading urban designers since 2001. My firm designed large-scale plans in downtown Portland (one receiving a special citation from the AIA for design excellence) and many community plans to make neighborhoods more livable. I have learned a lot from our community members about how to keep livability in our neighborhoods. Urban design is first about people, not just about buildings and infrastructure. It has been a pleasure to lead many community based plans and meet so many talented and committed people from Portland.
Please click on images for further information on some of the affordable housing projects I designed.
Woodlawn Triangle - a Neighborhood Center
Portland Downtown Waterfront - Housing on Naito
Whitaker School Site - School and Affordable Housing
Division Street - Seven Corners - Green Street
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How do we keep a city's character, urban growth boundary, our quality of life with pressures from growth?
The character of our historic retail districts are threatened. The character of historic residential districts are threatened. In Portland: Hawthorne, Belmont, Westmoreland, St. Johns, Alberta, Montavilla, Irvington. A careful, 'on the ground' approach needs to be employed by cities working with community groups and members.
And, as for City governments 'improving' neighborhoods, take Lents in Portland: PDC has been active for over a decade with little to show for their millions of dollars invested, only now with projects finally in the works. Why are we not getting more housing built in close-in areas outside of existing neighborhoods?
If we want to keep our quality of life, keep our roads moving, things need to happen faster in city hall.
Oregonian, June 9, 2014: 'Portland-area population could jump by 725,000 in 20 years, Metro forecasts' by Simina Mistreanu.
KOIN, June 12, 2014: 'Is Portland prepared for population boom?' by Chris Woodard.
OPB, June 25, 2014: 'Report: Portland Area To Grow To Nearly 3 Million In 20 Years' by Rob Manning.
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