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Old Town Portland
Project Type
University Practicum
Community Planning

Location
Portland, Oregon

Project Team
Vicki Elmer, OLIS Director
Ric Stephens, Instructor
Abbey Beal, Gwen Buckley, Geoff Chabre, Amy Combs, Ben Farrell, Kelly Groth, Jake Hinkle, Gayathry Lakshminarasimhan, Chase McVeigh-Walker, Kacey Morgan Messier, Meghan Nelson, Manly Norris, Anna Pasterz, Aaron Rourke, Tristan Sewell, Aaron Staniak, Clay Stilwell, Qianyu Sui, Beth Sweeney, Kelly Viernes, Holly Williams

Area
69 acres [28 hectares]

Description
The Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) practicum featured lectures, guest presentations, site visit, design charrette, studio work, website, independent research, pro formas, public presentation, music videos and a comprehensive report: Old Town Portland District Planning and Design. Researchers focused on three scenarios: Cultural Heritage District, EcoDistrict and Creative District. The report contains more than 300 recommendations and concepts such as biophilic design, campus planning, urban agriculture and many others.