- January 25--This session will be devoted to the issue of global warming. Guest speakers are Michael Armstrong, Deputy Director of the Portland Office of Sustainable Development, and Mike Burnett, Director of the Oregon Climate Trust. They will discuss what Oregon in general and planners, in particular, should do to prepare our communities and regions for the dramatic changes we can expect from the impacts of climate change. We will hear about the changes that must take place in the way we plan our cities and other urban places and what can we learn from other states and countries.
Three additional forums planned for spring term will consider sustainability, infrastructure and land use choices facing Oregon. All forums will be webcast live and archived for future viewing. Our expectation is that each event will stimulate spirited conversation, focus our expectations on the role of planning in the future and provide students, faculty and others attending with new insights.
For more information, please contact Arnold Cogan at: 503-225-0192