A project of the Portland African American Leadership Forum.
Urban planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Gentrification -- Oregon -- Portland, Portland (Or.) -- Race relations, Cultural property -- Oregon -- Portland, Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Portland
Recognizing the traumatic experience of being forced to move and losing community, this plan reflects the hopes of community members who seek to rebuild their lives in a new place. The East Portland Pilot Plan applies the urban planning practice of placemaking as a transformative intervention for addressing challenges and stabilizing the Black community in East Portland. This plan also emerges at a critical time, as existing city plans for East Portland indicate significant future public investment and development.
This plan has been written with a wide audience in mind. The material is relevant to homeowners, community activists, urban planners, nonprofit advocates and policymakers among others. The East Portland Pilot Plan is on the one hand a portrait of the Black community in East Portland; a portrait that has been narrated largely by the people themselves, and recorded in this document. On the other hand, the EPPP is a guide to action, a toolkit to address some of the most persistent issues facing Africans and African Americans and a roadmap to a thriving and vibrant Black community in East Portland.
This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Susan Hartnett and Marisa Zapata.
Borkowitz, Todd; Chang, Lorrie; Corrales, Christine; Humphrey, Leslee; Strongheart, D. H.; and Wood, Timothy, "PAALF People's Plan: East Portland Pilot" (2015). Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects. 126.