Curbside Chat with Strong Towns' Chuck Marohn - October 3, 2016 at Portland State University

1000 Friends is proud to partner with the Portland Bureau of Transportation to bring you Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns. The Curbside Chat is a presentation followed by a community-specific discussion about the financial health of our places.

- Why are our cities and towns so short of resources despite decades of robust growth?
- Why do we struggle at the local level just to maintain our basic infrastructure?
- What do we do now that the economy has changed so dramatically?

The answers lie in the way we have developed; the financial productivity of our places. This stunning presentation is a game-changer for communities looking to grow more resilient and obtain true prosperity during changing times. This presentation is free and open to the public.


October 3, 2016 at 5pm

Portland State University's Smith Memorial Student Union 
Room 296/298
1825 SW Broadway St. Portland, OR, 97207

Water Rising: A Celebration of our Human Need to Connect to Place - October 12, 2016 in Eugene

Meet internationally-renowned sculptor, Garth Evans, and award-winning prose author, Leila Philip, as they present their latest, critically-acclaimed collaboration, Water Rising - a book of watercolors and poetry inspired by the natural world.


At its core, Water Rising celebrates our human need to connect to place. Through Philip's realist poems - about nature, beauty, love, and loss - set amongst Evans' abstract, deeply hued, layered watercolors, Water Rising is a gorgeous read and a visual feast.

October 12, 2016 at 5pm
First United Methodist Church
1367 Olive St. Eugene, OR 97401



Proudly presented in partnership with Better Eugene-Springfield Transit (BEST) and WeCan Eugene. Water Rising, 1000 Friends, and our partners all share a mutual interest in the human connection to place. We are are committed to making Oregon a great place, protecting our natural landscapes for future generations, and building livable communities that are connected, climate-friendly, and accessible for everyone.  

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. A few copies of Water Rising will be raffled off to lucky winners!

Proceeds of Water Rising book sales will be donated to 1000 Friends of Oregon. Original art will also be available for purchase.  

Learn more about Water Rising at 

*First United Methodist Church of Eugene serves as a venue but neither endorses or sponsors this event..

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