Portland Sustainability Leaders

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Business and civic leaders, experts, teachers, students, and citizens from all walks of life contributing to the leadership of Portland, Oregon as the most sustainability conscious city in the United States.

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Rehabilitation of Old Town/Chinatown Neighborhood

As the City of Portland prepares to move forward with the revitalization of the long depressed Old Town/Chinatown neighborhood, there are renewed interests in preserving the architecture and honoring the history. This area is home to two National Historic Districts, and there is hope that we can restore and reuse many of the historic buildings.This panel will: Review the challenges of redeveloping historic buildings; explore better financial tools and incentives; suggest good in-fill considerations; discuss ideas of streamlining the process in order to attract private investments and put historic buildings back in full service.

Speakers: Brian Emerick, Principal at Emerick Architects; Julie Garver, Housing Development Director at Innovative Housing; Jeff Joslin, Director of Current Planning at the City and County of San Francisco; Peggy Moretti, Executive Director at Restore Oregon; and Ethan Seltzer, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. Moderating the panel will be Chet Orloff, Manager at Pamplin International Collection of Art & Published on Jun 24, 2014.

EarthSayers Brian Emerick; Peggy Moretti; Ethan Seltzer

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