HOW WE WORK
WE COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL PARTNERS TO SUPPORT COMMUNITIES WITH TOOLS, EVENTS, EDUCATION, AND POLICY ADVOCACY TO ADVANCE HISTORIC PRESERVATION, DESIGN LITERACY, SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION, AND DENSITY WITH SENSITIVITY.
Empowering Communities through Creative Local Planning
Over the last six years, we’ve built inter-neighborhood coalitions, hosted 20 design committee meetings, conducted design surveys, led walking tours, hosted mapping booths and brought diverse stakeholders together for events including Affordable, Adaptive Green Housing” and “Tools and Resources for Managing Growth and Change”. We’ve worked with two PSU architecture and planning studios, created 10 art installation “Your Voice Matters” suggestion boxes with Architecture for Humanity, hosted (PARK)ing Day pop-up installations, held open houses and design booths at community street fairs and partnered with many volunteers to create Main Street Design guidelines. These suggestive Design Guidelines have now been adopted for seven streets by seven neighborhood and business associations and provide a model tool any neighborhood can use for their favorite PDX main street(s).