Jettison the Jetsons: The Future of Cities and Self Driving Car” @ University of Oregon MBA Building
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This year, we welcome Jeff Tumlin as the Sustainable Cities Initiative 2017 Expert-in-Residence. This year’s EIR program is part of SCI’s Urbanism Next Research Initiative which is looking at how autonomous vehicles, e-commerce, and the sharing economy will affect city form, design, and development.

In this public lecture, Jeff will discuss potential positive and negative effects of autonomous vehicles as they begin to enter our cities. Jeff will explain how critical it will be to regulate autonomous vehicles in order to build a successful city of the future that is pedestrian friendly, and transit oriented. As a result, this will benefit human health & happiness for generations to come.


Jeff Tumlin is the Director of Strategy at Nelson\Nygaard and has led station area, downtown, citywide, and campus plans. He is currently leading the transition of Oakland’s first DOT for a strong and inclusive mobility system and is looking at the impacts autonomous vehicles will have on transportation systems in cities.



This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow after lecture in White Stag

This lecture is sponsored on behalf of University of Oregon and the Sustainable Cities Initiative


Development without Displacement – The Designer’s Role @ PDC Commission Room
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a discussion with local designers and developers, moderated by Damian Crowder of PDC. The presenters will include landscape architect Jonathon Beaver, architect Linda Barnes and Eric Jacobson of PDC. The focus of the discussion will be how the design and development community can implement redevelopment projects without displacing existing neighbors. Case studies will include the 2014 improvements to Dawson Park in the Elliot neighborhood, the redevelopment of the New Columbia community in 2008 , and PDC’s past and current efforts to redevelop the Natural Grocers site at NE MLK Boulevard and NE Alberta.

Grey to Green Conference @ Webcast Available
May 8 @ 8:00 am – May 10 @ 5:00 pm

Join fellow green infrastructure professionals and help shape a healthier and more resilient future by attending the Grey to Green Live Webcast remotely and view keynote presentations and technical sessions from world-renowned speakers.

The Grey to Green Conference: Quantifying Green Infrastructure runs from May 8-10, 2017, in Toronto. A Delegate Pass includes all Plenaries, Technical Sessions, Evening Reception and Conference Recordings.

Quanitfying Green Infrastructure Performance


Intertwine Health and Nature Forum @ JADE/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS)
May 18 all-day

To further the connection between the health and environmental sectors, and to advance important cross-sector work being done in these areas, The Intertwine Alliance continues its series of biannual health & nature forums on Thursday, May 18, in Southeast Portland.

Please join us for the spring 2017 event to learn more about regional on-the-ground health and nature projects and how to engage and partner with them.

Catherine Carlton, deputy director at the Institute at the Golden Gate in San Francisco, will give a keynote presentation on how prescription play programs across the U.S., including the Portland metro area’s own RxPlay pilot, have connected underserved audiences to parks and recreation.

Learn about and engage with other projects, too, including:

  • Northwest Earth Institute’s EcoChallenge
  • Greening of Schoolyards
  • Health & Outdoors, an Oregon Action Initiative
  • Multnomah County Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
  • Oregon Climate and Health Program
  • Safe Routes to Schools
  • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Centers

Light breakfast will be served.

A big thank you to event sponsor U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Questions? Please email Lauren Gottfredson at

LARE Review with Ray Freeman @ Freeman & Jewell
Jun 30 – Jul 2 all-day

Freeman & Jewell Landscape Architecture is once again offering our popular series of preparatory courses for candidates taking the Landscape Architect Registration Examination. The courses are offered three times each year in Northern California and in other locations around the US, usually four to eight weeks prior to the examination dates. Our classes have attracted students from 46 states, five Canadian provinces, Puerto Rico, and The District of Columbia.


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