Learn About Urban Infill: Lessons from Around the Country (Oct 17 6:30-8:30pm)

Portland Together is pleased to announce a presentation and conversation with Nore Winter titled
Compatibility Matters: Lessons from around the Country on Compatible Infill.

The event is scheduled for October 17, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Main Event Room (142/144) at the White Stag Block, University of Oregon PDX Campus. Admission is free, but advance registration is recommended. Registration is being handled by the Architectural Heritage Center. For more information about the event and Portland Together, see http://www.portlandtogether.org

Mr. Winter will spend about an hour discussing his experiences and that of other experts in helping fast growing cities plan for growth while protecting their resources of existing single family housing. His comments will provide some new approaches that challenge the current recommendations by the Mayor’s Residential Infill Project (RIP) as they relate to moderating the size and scale of new construction in our traditional neighborhoods.

After his presentation, a responder panel consisting of Morgan Tracey and Brandon Spencer-Hartle from the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Sara Cantine from the RIP Stakeholder Advisory Committee, and others to be selected shortly will address questions to Nore to explore how his experience may shed light on Portland’s current challenges. The last 30 minutes of the event will be devoted to Q&A from the audience.

Portland Together is a project of United Neighborhoods for Reform and the Portland Coalition for Historic Resources with sponsorship and logistical support from the Architectural Heritage Center and Restore Oregon. Costs of the event have been underwritten by the sponsoring organizations and generous individual donors concerned about our treasured Portland neighborhoods. We appreciate the support of the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Department in helping arrange for the venue.

Attendance is encouraged for:

Those interested in preserving Portland’s stock of existing moderately priced housing
Those concerned about mega-houses replacing smaller homes one-for-one
Those looking for better infill ideas from around the country
Decision-makers in local government and neighborhood coalitions and associations
Faculty and students of architecture, urban design, and historic preservation
Those interested in exploring additional strategies for increasing the supply of affordable housing in Portland

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