Client: Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
Local transit accessibility, Urban transportation policy, Parking facilities, Traffic flow
In partnership with the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), we sought to better understand how off-street parking space could accommodate economic activity in East Portland, the city’s most economically and racially diverse neighborhood. We focused on two different neighborhoods based on equity considerations and interest: the Rosewood and the Jade Districts. The goal was to better understand these areas with granularity but also to juxtapose them looking for similarities and differences that could guide our recommendations for using parking spaces and serving the community. This project was exploratory in nature. Our research questions and resulting deliverables were dynamic. Through a series of conversations with City agencies including the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative (NPI) districts, and community markets paired with site analyses and case studies, we formed recommendations about how we think East Portland could be better served by the City of Portland.
Canny, Shawn; Knowles, Natalie; Hussain, Arva; Le, Ann; Doherty, Megan; and Cox, Elizabeth, "Parking Spaces to People Places" (2021). Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects. 176.