Portland Plan – Inspiring Communities Series Begins Dec. 1st

Via the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability:

Presented by the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, City Club of Portland and Portland State University, the Portland Plan – Inspiring Communities Series offers collaborative approaches to city policy-making and planning from national experts and local panelists. The series will highlight how other cities are tackling economic development, community health, education and equity, as well as lessons on how to create complete communities and make the most of our natural systems. The Portland Plan – Inspiring Communities Series can help us think critically about the next steps we should take as a community to become more sustainable, equitable and economically secure.

Each event will begin at 7 p.m. with an introduction from Mayor Adams, followed by the keynote address, a discussion with local panelists and questions from the audience. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information please go to: http://www.portlandonline.com/portlandplan/

Dr. Robert Ogilvie, Program Director for Planning for Healthy Places at the Public Health Law and Policy organization in Oakland, Calif., will speak on “Designing and building cities so the healthy choice is the easy choice.”

Dec. 1, 2010, 7-9 p.m.
Kaiser Town Hall Ballroom
3704 N Interstate Ave

Robert Ogilvie directs Public Health Law & Policy’s (PHLP) Planning for Healthy Places program. Over the past 15 years he has worked extensively in community development and planning to help improve low- and middle-income neighborhoods. Prior to joining PHLP, he served as a faculty member in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, consultant to city and county governments, nonprofit organizations, and neighborhood activists, and as director of volunteers at the Partnership for the Homeless in New York City.

The series continues through January 17th. Read more at: http://www.portlandonline.com/portlandplan/index.cfm?a=322546&c=50730