Last week, First Stop hosted members of an NGO from Quebec, Canada, called Vivre en Ville, whose focus is on smart growth, urban development, rural villages and urban livability. Their mission includes "stimulating innovation" across scales through strategic action. Their organization is engaged in all sorts of advocacy efforts from educating urban planners, to climate action research, mobility demonstration projects, public education campaigns and much more.
|Vivre en Ville learns about Kailash Ecovillage's "zero landfill" efforts.|
They talked with local experts, too, like Linda Dobson, stormwater management expert from Portland's Bureau of Environmental Services; OHSU's development guru Brian Newman; placemaking advocate and City Repair Project co-founder Mark Lakeman; and Central City planning pro, Karl Lisle.
|Planner Karl Lisle puts Portland's Central City 2035 Plan in context.|