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Fixing Your City Book Launch and Presentation
Concerned about Portland growth, congestion, and global warming?
Come hear award-winning urban architect George Crandall, FAIA, discuss these issues with the launch of his groundbreaking book:
About the Book
Fixing Your City isn’t another tome packed with theory and utopian dreams — it’s a hands-on book that provides a strategy for meeting the unique needs of any city. Fixing Your City is a must read for both city planners and concerned citizens who want real solutions to complex questions and ethical dilemmas. The book:
- Identifies a planning process that guarantees the implementation of solutions to critical urban issues
- Addresses climate change and congestion with an integrated land use/transportation strategy that eliminates and shortens auto trips
- Proposes a new class of professionals, urban architects, who would design cities that work, both for residents and for our endangered earth
About the Author
GEORGE CRANDALL, FAIA has been responsible for more than 50 key urban design projects across the United States and in Canada. He has helped make Portland a model for planning in America.
Crandall has been involved in the life of cities as an architect and urban designer, as well as a passionate and dedicated citizen activist for over 40 years. In 1998 he founded the consulting firm Crandall Arambula, which specializes in working with cities of all sizes that seek urban transformation. The firm’s work has received numerous awards for innovative and effective solutions to seemingly intractable problems.
Because of his extensive experience designing retail, commercial, housing, and transportation projects, he has acquired a unique set of insights and skills. His urban designs attract major private investment, address climate change, and improve quality of life for citizens.
Throughout his career he has been active in numerous professional and civic organizations. He served as President of the Architectural Foundation of Oregon, Board President for 1000 Friends of Oregon, President of the Portland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Chair of the Portland AIA Urban Design Committee, and Chair of the Oregon Governor’s Energy Conservation Board.
He has a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Arizona.
A Benefit for Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO)
No admission charge.
Proceeds from book sales at the event will be donated to EMO.