I find it fascinating that in response to an article about economic development, a male planner felt entirely comfortable telling me that the only thing of value about me is how developed my breasts and vagina are. In fact, he seemed downright proud about that observation, so much so that he signed his email to […]
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- Portland State invests $3 million to research homelessness, 'smart cities' - OregonianOctober 10, 2018 1:38 pm
- Is this the final cut list for first phase of Central City in Motion projects? - BikePortland.orgOctober 2, 2018 10:57 am
- The 3 E's of Sustainability in Local Climate Action: The Portland Clean Energy Initiative - PlanetizenSeptember 26, 2018 7:34 am
- DLR Group’s controversial Portland Building renovations are in full swing - archpaper.comSeptember 18, 2018 8:35 am
- Check Out Portland’s New Bike Traffic Circle - StreetsblogSeptember 18, 2018 8:12 am
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You can look at commercial district revitalization in two ways: The first way, which is the common way, and unfortunately not the best way, is to hatch a scheme to get rid of everything that is under-performing and replace it with something else. Bulldoze it, and start over with a blank slate. This approach to […]
This nondescript building in downtown Astoria, OR was hiding a surprise: a breathtaking expanse of clear span space with a rare domed lamella roof system. As unlikely as it appears on the exterior, this warehouse-like building was actually an Armory, constructed to provide entertainment for military personnel during World War II headquartered in this lovely […]
My election day began with a meeting of a group I was recently asked to join, the NE STEM/STEAM coalition in Portland, Oregon. The group’s mission (I paraphrase) is to help students from communities of color gain access to careers and education in science, technology, and the arts.
Who knew that competition was so fierce and cutthroat in the world of architectural boat tours in Chicago? According to our guide, who was a docent volunteer on the official Chicago Architectural Foundation tour, CAF has turned their river meanderings into one of the top visitor draws in the city, which, of course, has spawned […]
There is a unique joy in walking through a building and experiencing what it was, understanding what it is now, and contemplating what it can be in the future.
Portland is a planner’s mecca. Or is it? Visitors to the city are treated to postcard worthy scenes of light rail trains, streetcars and even an aerial tram gliding past renovated brick warehouses and gleaming glass towers. But at the regional level the picture is not so perfect.