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This fall, the Urban Design Studio worked closely with BPS’s Central City team to release Design Central City, Volume I. Prepared as part of a trio of documents for phase one of the Central City 2035 Plan, this report is a starting point to discuss some of the key urban design issues facing Portland’s central city today. Highlights include connections to the Willamette River, opportunities for places on the east and west sides of the river, and more diversity within streets and public spaces.
The vibrancy and financial success of Portland’s Central City can be attributed to coordinated and intentional urban design, land use and transportation planning. Future urban design efforts in the central city must be built on the solid structure of this past work while embracing new approaches to address a series of new challenges and pportunities, like climate change and an aging population.
Design Central City is intended to:
Key findings from Design Central City:
To learn more about the report, visit the Urban Design Studio’s website. You can weigh in on these and other urban design issues for Portland’s Central City in March, 2011 as part of the CC2035 Symposium Series (see article in this issue of e-news). For event updates, visit www.portlandonline.com/bps/cc2035.