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Resilient Infrastructures and Just Cities: Integrated Design for the 21st Century
April 15, 2018, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Cities like Portland are confronted with the need to invest hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade water and other infrastructures, this in a time of climate change and hydrological regimes that are transforming. Convening experts in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, engineering, and finance, this panel event will explore the integrated design intersection of design, resilient infrastructure, and equity. The structure will involve short talks by four experts representing different disciplines followed by a panel and Q&A session.
Our guest speakers include:
This event is an extension of HOPES, a conference on sustainability and design at the University of Oregon. This year’s theme, Unbuilt, aims to deconstruct the preconceived, voice the unheard, and find potential in challenging the norm.
For more information about this event and the HOPES  conference please visit hopes.uoregon.edu
About Design Week Portland
Design Week Portland is a week-long, city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines. Our mission is to increase appreciation and awareness about design and its far-reaching effects on matters of cultural and social relevance, including community development, education systems, and the economy.
Portland has always been a bit different. And within the last decade or so, the rest of the world has taken notice. Forever pushing forward, our compact city continues to emerge as a dynamic center of creativity, composed of a vital community of designers and makers at its core. We create. We collaborate. We try new things. We grow. And so, to best reflect the culture here, Design Week Portland stitches together the events and happenings that will connect, educate, and inspire.
Cover image courtesy HOPES .