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McCall Society Speaker Series: "Made for Walking"

Center for Architecture, 403 NW 11th Avenue, Portland

Thursday, January 30 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Length

2 hours

Summary

BPS co-sponsors this event with 1000 Friends and Metro

Category

Event Types > Community Events

Description

Julie Campoli on "Made for Walking" 

Julie Campoli lectures nationwide on smart growth, urban design, and density. Her latest book, "Made for Walking", explores density and neighborhood form -- including in Portland's own Pearl District. Join us for a lecture and discussion about urban density, proximity, and walkability, as well as for light refreshments and socializing. 

Cost
Free and open to the public, but please do RSVP.

Event Description
In this era of high energy prices, economic uncertainty, and demographic change, an increasing number of Americans are showing an interest in urban living as an alternative to the traditional automobile-dependent suburb. Many people are also concerned about reducing their annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) as a way to lower greenhouse gas emissions affecting climate change. But providing transportation options is complex and demands a shift in land use patterns and the way we locate and shape future development.

Campoli has twenty-five years of experience in land planning and urban design. She studied literature at Middlebury College, landscape architecture at Cornell, was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and has had research support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 

Learn more about Julie Campoli's work at juliecampoli.com/made-for-walking

Questions? Contact Amanda at 503-497-1000 x137 or amanda@friends.org.

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