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Designing with the Environment in Perspective: Examining the Role of the University
Friday, May 28, 2004 - 1:00pm to Friday, May 28, 2004 - 3:00pm

Keynote Address: Dean Nohad Toulan, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University Panelists: Loren Lutzenhiser, School of Urban Studies and Planning, PSU (Moderator); Rob Bennet City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development, Green Building program; Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate, City Repair; Judy Walton, Education for Sustainability West; Greg Wolf, National Policy Consensus Center, PSU Portland State University's motto "Let Knowledge Serve the City" has placed it at the heart of the Portland's postwar development. PSU provides not only a place for dialogue about urban issues and a constantly-replenished pool of graduates eager to be a part of making their region a great place to live, but also has provided the intellectual infrastructure--analytical capacity and staff and expertise--for a range of programs. Dean Nohad Toulan, one of the Northwest's foremost planners, will share the institutional memory of these activities and draw on his international experience as he summarizes the series and presents a context for us to reflect on whether there is a Portland Way for "Designing with the Environment." This will be followed by a roundtable discussion among faculty involved in researching aspects of sustainability and public officials and community representatives involved in implementing programs and bringing sustainability to the grassroots.

Location: 204 UC
Phone: 503-725-5170
Price: FREE