Inspiring Communities - Designing for Environment and Community with Cynthia Girling + Ronald Kellett - January 13, 2011
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It was standing room only at the Portland Plan - Inspiring Communities Series event with Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett on Wednesday, Jan. 12. The Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room overflowed with more than 150 college students, design professionals and interested community members as Professors Girling and Kellett talked about designing for environment and the community. Presenting case studies from around the world, the landscape architects demonstrated their systems thinking approach to urban design. Panelists Mike Abbate, director of urban design for the City of Gresham, Mike Houck, director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute, Carol Mayor-Reed of the Mayor/Reed design firm, and Portland Planning and Sustainability Commissioner and citizen activist Chris Smith offered valuable local perspective after the keynote address.

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