1000 Friends of Oregon



Working with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas.

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Past Events

Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm
BPS co-sponsors this event with 1000 Friends and Metro Julie Campoli lectures nationwide on smart growth, urban design, and density. Her latest book, "Made for Walking", explores density and neighborhood form -- including in Portland's own Pearl District. Join us for a lecture and discussion about urban density, proximity, and walkability, as well as for light refreshments and socializing. Cost Free and open to the public, but please do RSVP. Event Description In this era of high energy prices, economic uncertainty, and demographic change, an increasing number of Americans are showing an interest in urban living as an alternative to the traditional automobile-dependent suburb. Many people are also concerned about reducing their annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as a way to lower greenhouse gas emissions affecting climate change. But providing transportation options is complex and demands a shift in land use patterns and the way we locate and shape future development. Campoli has twenty-five years of experience in land planning and urban design. She studied literature at Middlebury College, landscape architecture at Cornell, was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and has had research support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Learn more about Julie Campoli's work at juliecampoli.com/made-for-walking. Questions? Contact Amanda at 503-497-1000 x137 or [email protected]
Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 6-9pm
Madison's Grill
Portland is known as a transportation planning hub, yet few people could tell you how it all started. There are two projects that set the stage for the current transportation system: The Mount Hood Highway and The Western Bypass. Both of these projects failed, however these failures gave rise to a focus on light rail, as well as a legal framework for future investment. George Crandall and Sy Adler are two transportation experts who will speak about these topics and their relevance to today’s issues. George Crandall is an accomplished regional planner and was the lead project manager on the Mount Hood Highway. Sy Adler is a professor of urban studies and planning at Portland State University and has extensive knowledge on the Western Bypass project. This event is free to attend, but let us know you're coming. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1l4Kr4u Transportation affects the way we commute, where we live, and how we do business. The regional transportation lecture series will focus on projects that have impacted, and will impact, the way our city connects. Co-promoted by 1000 Friends of Oregon and City Club Portland http://www.facebook.com/events/606374432733251/