Congressman Earl Blumenauer, 3rd District Oregon.
David Bragdon, Metro President, Portland, OR
Prof. Cynthia Epstein, CUNY, NY. President, American Sociological Association
Prof. Lawrence Gostin, Director, Center for the Law & Public's Health, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Mayor Dietmar Hahlweg, (a.D.) Erlangen, GERMANY
Prof. Richard Jackson, MD, Environmental Health, UC Berkeley, CA
Gil Kelley, Planning Director, Portland, OR
Alex Kelter, MD, EPIC Chief, California Dept. of Health Services, Sacramento, CA
Robert Liberty, Metro Councilor, Portland, OR
Dean Michael Lykoudis, School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame
Mayor Tom Potter, Portland, OR
Commissioner Dan Saltzman, Portland, OR
Dean Edoardo Salzano, Urban Planning, Venice University, ITALY
Prof. Gabriele Tagliaventi, Architect, University of Ferrara, ITALY
Governor Dr. Sven von Ungern-Sternberg, Freiburg, GERMANY
Special Portland Program:
Making Portland livable for families
Mayor Potter's program for attracting families to live downtown. Integrating diversity and income. Making streets children-friendly. Design competition: housing families downtown.
Increasing walking, biking & transit use. Principles of compact mixed use development. Green building & housing. The new Pearl District.
Portland's regional planning strategy
Integrating land use and transportation planning. Regional planning politics. Social demography of urban revitalization.
Portland, city of parks & public art. The new mixed-use Pearl District. Historic Waterfront District. Green buildings. Etc.
Special Exhibit: MIXED- USE URBAN FABRIC
Mixed-use in new Greenfield/Brownfield neighborhoods
Transit-based new mixed-use development
Redesign of suburban malls & strip malls as mixed-use
Restored historic mixed-use & new infill designs
Presentation topics include:
Principles of true urbanism
Public realm. Multifunctional urban places. Human scale architecture. Regional character. Mixed use shop/houses. Compact urban fabric. Cellular city structure. Balanced, integrated transportation. Controlled regional plan. Ecological & social sustainability.
Mixed-use urban fabric Integrating shops, offices, dwellings. New designs for mixed-use. Renovating downtown mixed-use. Mixed-use fabric for new urban neighborhoods. Integrating social & ethnic diversity. The attraction of an urban life style for all. EXHIBIT: "Mixed-use urban fabric. Innovative new projects."
Designing for physical health
Planning for commuting by foot and bike. Mixed-use neighborhoods. Walkable streets & bike paths. Human energy transportation modes. Healthy buildings. Healthy cities for children & the elderly.
From commuter suburb to mixed-use neighborhood
Overcoming resistance to compact development. Creating neighborhood centers around public transit hubs. Transforming suburban malls into neighborhood centers.
Designing for social health
Importance of community social life. Building community & social well-being. Social skills & the public realm. Value of squares & public places. Sprawl, lack of community & social pathology. Dangers of social isolation for the young & the elderly.
Regional planning for healthy cities
Integrating land use & public transit. Curbing sprawl. Focusing development in town centers. Achievements in limiting big box retail. Importance of regional identity.
Sustainable development models
Reviving mixed use downtown. True urban development. Urban village development. Infill & Brownfield developments. Containing suburban sprawl.
The urban square and spirit of democracy
The built environment & civic engagement. Social life, dialogue & political awareness. From agora to marketplace. Reviving town squares.
Traditional town planning & civic values
Hierarchy of building types. Street, square and block. Location & significance of civic buildings. Central places & civic awareness. Respecting local identity. Case studies & exhibits.
Community participation in planning
Innovative projects in park design. Defining communal vision for development. Principles for generating community participation.
Green buildings, healthy buildings
Low energy architecture. Solar design. District heating. Designing with nature.
Innovative teaching models
Urban planning for healthy communities. Teaching mixed use urban fabric. Principles of urban sustainability. Teaching community participation
Official Website: http://www.livablecities.org/45ConfPortland.htm
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