Buildings are rising everywhere. Streets are clogged. Maybe you’ve heard there is a new Portland Plan or that half a billion will be spent to “widen” I-5. How many bioswales and bike lanes are enough? How many highrises? There's lots of talk about equity, but is anyone creating it? Is Lents the new Pearl? How do all the changes to Portland fit together? Do they?
One City: Many Futures will offer a panoramic view of the next Portland with an unprecedented line-up of the people and projects defining the city’s future: top city officials, developers, architects, and community activists shaping the places that we live, work, and play.
Don’t miss three events in March that will ladder up to the design-focused event during Design Week! Hosted by longtime Portland journalist Randy Gragg, each evening will be a fast-paced, lively, show-and-tell of active plans and projects on the horizon, by the people guiding from the top and working and agitating at the grassroots—an unique gathering of leaders on a public stage.
The culmination of the four-event series on April 16 is part of the core track of Design Week events. A rapid-fire evening of soon-to-be built buildings and landscapes, big and small, that will shape the urban landscape presented on-stage by their designers. From radical new work space to the first highrise school west of the Mississippi to an Oregon take on the doric column, we'll feature the latest work by Bora, Guerilla Development, Holst, Hacker, Path, PLACE, Skylab, SRG Partnership, Works Partnership, and more to come.
March 12, 6:00–7:30pm: What are We Building? (get tickets)
March 19, 6:00–7:30pm: How Will We Move? (get tickets)
March 26, 6:00–7:30pm: Greening Portland (get tickets)
April 16, 6:00–8:00pm: One City, Many Futures (get tickets)