CNU 2009 Transportation Summit: Stroll Portland’s Green Streets November 4th with Leading Experts...

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Come join us on this fascinating tour held by The Congress for the New Urbanism, where we will assess Portland’s multi-modal streets and networks. Visit our online Summit Tours web page to get a list of other tours taking place simultaneously so you may register before early registration rates end October 15th!

On this specific tour the attempts to establish a national initiative in support of green streets, or streets that reduce environmental impacts that have been disappointingly slow for advocacy groups aiming to push the initiative into the mainstream will be discussed.

Multi-benefit streets have been most successfully implemented at the local level by a handful of cities. Portland is one of these, and since beginning design and construction of green streets in 2003, Portland now has roughly 700 public and private green streets--streets that reduce stormwater run-off and improve water quality. Over the next 10 years, the City is planning to install 500 more green streets. The numerous green streets in Portland are part of a 20-year plan to reduce overflow into the Willamette River and Columbia Slough. Portland’s green streets are designed for all contexts, from neighborhood residential areas to central business districts.

Learn about green streets’ design and implementation challenges from one of Portland’s leading landscape architects and the policies and codes that govern them from representatives of the city’s environmental and transportation agencies.

The tour will be led by Mike Faha, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal, GreenWorks PC; David Elkin, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, and Portland Bureau of Transportation

Check here for more details on the 2009 Portland Transportation Summit.

See you in Portland!


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