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Density, Design, and Preservation: Working Together to Promote Livability and Affordability

Tuesday, October 3 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

University of Oregon, White Stag Block, Event room on the first floor 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

Ed McMahon
Senior Resident Fellow for Sustainable Development
Urban Land Institute

Portland is struggling to balance the need for more affordable housing with the desire of city residents for better-designed new development that people will want to preserve decades hence. While some see affordability, good design, and historic preservation as being in conflict, others believe that advocates for these goals can and should work together. In this talk, Ed McMahon, the Urban Land Institute's Senior Resident Fellow for Sustainable Development and a nationally renowned authority on sustainability, urban design, and historic preservation, will discuss density and affordability in "hot market" cities like Portland.
 
Based in Washington D.C., McMahon is known as an inspiring speaker and an authority on smart growth. He chairs the National Main Street Center Board and previously served as Vice President for The Conservation Fund, taught law at Georgetown University Law Center, and served in the U.S. Army.
 
This talk is sponsored by the University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program, with co-sponsorship from the Architectural Heritage Center, Restore Oregon, and the NW Examiner.
 
Free admission, but pre-registration is recommended.

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