Join a panel of experts and Mayor Sam Adams at the Billy J. Frank Conference Room at Ecotrust (721 NW 9th Ave.) to hear from national and local experts and leaders about the links between environment, community, and the Portland Plan, and get inspired about what our community can achieve. For those who can't make it in person, a live stream and recap will be available at the link below. The event will be from 7-9pm.

Wednesday's event will feature Professors Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett from the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. Drs. Girling and Kellett are co-directors of the elementsLAB, a research group that examines low-impact neighborhoods. Following their presentation, they will engage with a panel of local experts including Michael Abbate, director of urban design for the City of Gresham; Mike Houck, director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute; Carol Mayer-Reed, partner-in-charge of landscape architecture and urban design at Mayer/Reed; and Chris Smith, local planning activist and publisher of the blog. The discussion will be moderated by Susan Anderson, Director of the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

For more information on the event, and on the Inspiring Communities series, which is co-presented by the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Portland City Club, and Portland State University, visit

Event Date: 
Wed, 01/12/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm