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WORKSHOP – Design for Affordability, Resiliency, + Sustainability

Is the current building boom in Portland housing achieving long-lasting, sustainable, and affordable mixed-use housing that will be loved and preserved by today’s millennials and sustained by future generations? A provocative list of panelists will address strategies for making housing both more affordable and more resilient, and bust some myths about recent trends in housing design and development. Participants will be given an opportunity to participate in breakout groups to workshop topics that may contribute to affordability and resiliency including development of a sustainability scorecard.

Thank you to New Buildings Institute for hosting the workshop and event sponsors: the PDX Main Street Design Initiative and Sustainable Southeast, Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association, and Forage Design + Planning.

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Monday, April 8, 2019 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm



PDX Main St. Design Initiative

The PDX Main St. Design Initiative supports communities with tools, education and policy advocacy to advance design literacy and innovation.