As part of the PSU Urban Design Collaborative, the School of Architecture hosted a series of urban design conversations in the Spring 2021 term. These conversations address the infrastructure of the public city, consciously addressing both the large-scale systems and ideas that organize cities as well as concrete, contemporary urban design problems and projects. The urban conversations place specific urban design concerns and projects in Portland in dialogue with other places and issues.
Since the 1970s, Portland has been an example of how the heart of the North American city could be reimagined. Over the past year, Portland has been used as a symbol in the national and international press as an urban example of supposed unruly protest, of devastated downtowns, and environmental catastrophe. This spring, we would like to talk about Portland, by putting the city in conversation with places beyond its urban growth boundary.
Elizabeth Timme, Anyeley Hallová, and Justin Fowler
This event, the first in a new series of talks on urban design, brought together Elizabeth Timme and Anyeley Hallová for a conversation on housing justice, design, development, and the ...Read More
Dan Pitera, Melissa Dittmer, Nolan Lienhart, and Randy Gragg
This event is the second in a new series of talks on urban design, bringing together Dan Pitera, Melissa Dittmer and Nolan Lienhart for a conversation on the concept of ...Read More
Momoyo Kaijima, Thomas Robinson, and Laila Seewang
As part of Portland State University's Urban Design Collaborative, the School of Architecture is hosting a series "Portland in Conversation: The Infrastructure of the Public City." Atelier Bow-Wow's Momoyo Kaijima ...Read More
Hector Dominguez, Dawn Nafus, and Mark Raggett
Portland is a city that is known internationally for its active, walkable streets and vibrant open spaces filled with people. With the work-from-home and social-distancing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, ...Read More
Lisa Parker, Art Pearce, and Ellen Shoshkes
This event, part of a new series of talks on urban design presented by the PSU School of Architecture and the PSU Urban Design Collaborative, brings together Lisa Parker and ...Read More
Judy Skelton, Gabe Sheoships, and Athena Shepherd
This event, part of a new series of talks on urban design presented by the PSU School of Architecture and the PSU Urban Design Collaborative, offers a conversation about land ...Read More