Thursday, 4-March, 11:00 AM
Virtual Workshop: Learning by Doing: Streets for People
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Portland has joined many cities around the world in an experiment that involved rapidly closing streets to vehicular traffic to serve as public space for people to gather and businesses to reopen safely. With the availability of vaccines bringing us to the cusp of a post-COVID reality, it’s time to plan for our recovery. What lessons can we carry forward from this past year’s experimentation in Portland and elsewhere? How can we modify, transform and manage existing public space infrastructure notably streets—to allow for a wider range of activities? How can we engage under-represented groups and increase the diversity of voices to co-create more equitable placemaking processes and outcomes? Click here to register

Tuesday, 9-March, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Commissioner Hardesty’s Virtual Open House for Neighborhood Association & District Coalition Members
Note: deadline to register to attend is Friday 5-March. Join Commissioner Hardesty for a “Neighborhood Association Open House” – open to all members of Neighborhood Associations and District Coalitions operating in the City of Portland. The Virtual Open House is a meet & greet opportunity for members of Portland’s neighborhood associations to meet and ask questions to Commissioner Hardesty, who recently became the Commissioner in charge of the Office of Community & Civic Life. Click here to register.