Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood Association

presentation on density, affordability, and better-designed new development

Density, Design, and Preservation:

Working Together to Promote Livability and Affordability

A talk by Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow for Sustainable Development, Urban Land Institute

          Date:          Tuesday evening, October 3, 2017

          Time:          6:00-8:00 p.m.

          Place:         70 N.W. Couch Street, Portland (UO-Portland, White Stag Block)

 Portland is struggling to balance the need for more affordable housing with the desire of city residents for better-designed new development that people will want to preserve decades hence. While some see affordability, good design, and historic preservation as being in conflict, others believe that advocates for these goals can and should work together. In this talk, Ed McMahon, the Urban Land Institute’s Senior Resident Fellow for Sustainable Development and a nationally renowned authority on sustainability, urban design, and historic preservation, will discuss density and affordability in “hot market” cities like Portland.

Based in Washington D.C., McMahon is known as an inspiring speaker and an authority on smart growth. He chairs the National Main Street Center Board and previously served as Vice President for The Conservation Fund, taught law at Georgetown University Law Center, and served in the U.S. Army.

This talk is sponsored by the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program, with co-sponsorship from the Architectural Heritage Center, Restore Oregon, and the NW Examiner.

Free admission, but pre-registration is recommended. Click here to register online, or  http://visitahc.org/events (click on “Events” then “View Schedule + Registration” then “Density, Design, And Preservation”)

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