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City planning -- Oregon -- Portland, Vacant lands -- Oregon -- Portland, Urban land use -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Portland


Vacant lots and buildings, whether in stages of redevelopment or decline, are spaces in flux. Left unused, these empty spaces can pose difficult challenges for their owners and surrounding neighborhoods; however, the uncertain futures of vacant sites also present unique opportunities for a variety of temporary uses. In partnership with the Central Eastside Industrial Council, LocusLab is exploring the potential to enliven the Central Eastside Industrial District by activating vacant spaces with temporary activities and developments. We've worked to: uncover potential benefits of temporary use; find ways to overcome barriers faced by temporary projects; initiate a conversation between property owners, potential space users, neighbors; and supporting organizations about the future of temporary use of empty spaces in the District. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler and Ethan Seltzer.


Client: Central Eastside Industrial District

Winner of the 2010 AICP Student Project Award for Contribution of Planning to a Contemporary Issue.


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