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Lents (Portland Or.), Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Portland, City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Urban community development -- Oregon -- Portland


This is a community action and advocacy plan, created in consultation with neighborhood organizations and underrepresented communities most at risk for displacement. It focuses on actions where collaboration and community engagement will have the largest impacts. This is a plan for the next five years.

The overarching goals of the plan are to: Ensure the viability of Livable Lents. Livable Lents should remain a transparent, accountable, accessible, and holistic community engagement process that works collaboratively with nonprofits, city agencies, and community members. This plan serves in part as a collaboration strategy which integrates engagement on a wide range of projects that are integral to livability and affordability.

Build community capacity for advocacy on key issues. This plan is intended as both the continuation of conversations that have been occurring for years as well as the impetus for community-driven advocacy efforts around the issues most important to Lents residents. Through its 2015 survey, Livable Lents identified a list of community priorities for future attention. Lents Strong expands and diversifies the conversation around these priority areas.

Foster effective collaboration. Commitment by those already doing important work in the community is crucial to the successful implementation of the recommendations in this plan. This will ensure that the work is both wide reaching and lasting.

This project was conducted under the supervision of Ethan Seltzer, Marisa Zapata, Susan Hartnett, Lisa Bates, and Vivek Shandas.


Client: Green Lents/Livable Lents


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