Linking the Neighborhood and the Region: From Model to Reality


How well is New Urbanism fulfilling its promise of building good communities? What are the effects of tools like Urban Growth Boundaries and smart growth investment strategies? What models are working to make a difference at both the neighborhood and regional scales? This plenary session will delve into these questions and provide a framework to approach the more detailed sessions to come. Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer discusses New Urbanism in Portland and the city taking a lead towards sustainability.

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