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Industrial districts -- Oregon -- Portland -- Planning, Land use -- Oregon -- Portland -- Planning, City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Industrial districts -- Oregon -- Portland -- Environmental aspects


Forest Park and its surrounding watershed experience measurable environmental problems such as urban heat island impacts, increased storm water runoff containing pollutants, fragmentations of habitat connectivity due to their proximities to high-impact land uses, poor air quality, absence of public space, and lack of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. Getting Green to Work in the Northwest Industrial District identifies strategies to address environmental issues that affect local human and environmental health in the Northwest Indusrial District, Forest Park and the Willamette River, while benefiting local businesses workers and firms. Getting Green to Work explores voluntary approaches to address local environmental problems with green infrastructure and other place-based remedies. Through engagement with industrial stakeholders and technical advisors we determined where the greatest environmental benefit could be achievable and what opportunities and obstacles exist to implementation. Building on this information, final recommendations outline priorities and strategies for Forest Park Conservancy, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and their advocates to expand green infrastructure on private and public lands in the Northwest Industrial District.

This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Marisa Zapata


Client: City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and The Forest Park Conservancy


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