Student Ambassador,First Stop Portland
Adriane is studying in Rosario, Argentina this fall. She'll be posting her notes from the field throughout the term.
Since May, 2105, I have had the opportunity to work with First Stop Portland where I have learned from and, at times, presented alongside Portland’s premiere innovators and experts in sustainable city design and development. Participating in professional conversations with public and private sector leaders from around the world has given me a new lens through which to consider policy and planning choices at the municipal level.
|University buildings lining Plaza San Martín|
|City parks, like Plaza San Martín a the heart of downtown Rosario,|
provide green spaces and free WiFi
|Free, public cooking class using produce|
harvested from city park farms
|The Rosario-Victoria bridge is reminiscent of|
Portland's new Tilikum Crossing
|The parque-huerta (city-sponsored "park farm") at Hogar España|
Rosario is also looking for ways to lead the country in making transportation accessible by creating cyclist and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure. Rosario closes its largest thoroughfare to vehicular traffic each Sunday of the year and provides a free bike-rental service to promote cycling and multi-modal transit. Imagine Portland’s Sunday Parkways meets Saturday Market with live music and performances... but every week!
|Multi-modal pathways line the Rio Paraná, akin to Waterfront Park in Portland|
|Rosario's Mayor, Monica Fein, presenting the possibilities|
of her city's innovative participatory budget plan