Old Town Portland
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
69 acres [28 hectares]
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.