December 27, 2010 Edit
Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 7-9 PM
Ecotrust Building, Billy Frank Jr. Conference Rm., 721 NW 9th Avenue
Through the Portland Plan â€“ Inspiring Communities Series we will learn about how other cities are tackling economic development, community health, education and equity. Weâ€™ll also be exploring how to create complete communities and make the most of our natural systems. Listen to some innovative ideas from the world's best and brightest thinkers, a panel of local experts and your fellow Portlanders. Have your questions ready! Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett will discuss Designing for Environment and Community.
Cynthia Girling is a professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on neighborhood scale planning, and design for open spaces with naturally based stormwater. With Professor Ronald Kellett, she co-directs the elementsLAB, a research group that creates tools and processes for designing and measuring low environmental impact neighborhoods.
Girling and Kellett are co-authors of Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community (Island Press, 2005), and she is an author of Yard, Street, Park: the Design of Suburban Open Space (with Kenneth Helphand, Wiley, 1994).
Ronald Kellett is a professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. His research links issues of environment and sustainability to the form and spatial patterns of cities. He holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Architecture and has practiced and taught architecture and urban design at the Universities of Oregon and British Columbia. His work has contributed to the development of environment- and sustainability-oriented urban design knowledge, prototypes, standards, guidelines, design tools and indicators.