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Upcoming Forum Announcements

April 19, 2018

5:45 to 6:30 pm - Networking/Hors d’oeuvres
6:30 to 7:30 pm - Speaker Forum

City of  Portland Green Loop

The Paramount Hotel (Mezzanine Level)
808 SW Taylor St.
Portland, OR 97205

  • One block from MAX, Street Car & Smart Park

For additional information, contact:

  • Joe Needoba, Speaker Chair 503-346-3421
  • Sara Moore, President

City of Portland Green Loop

Please join us for our April forum where we’ll hear from Mark Raggett with the City of Portland about the Green Loop, a bold new concept in the Central City 2035 plan.  The proposal envisions a 6-mile linear park that connects people to places within and beyond Portland's downtown neighborhoods and to the Willamette River. The Green Loop will create a series of new places through the heart of the city’s urban core, promoting more walking, biking, rolling, jogging and public transit trips into and around the Central City. It will link regional attractions, cultural institutions, employment centers and shopping districts, such as South Waterfront, OMSI, the Rose Quarter and the Pearl District, and may help catalyze redevelopment along the way. As the Central City gains about 37,000 new households and 50,000 jobs over the next two decades, the Green Loop will repurpose public space, reinvent the way we experience downtown and create new places for all Portlanders. 


Mark Raggett, Senior Planner, City of Portland, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Mark Raggett leads the Urban Design Studio at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) for the City of Portland, Oregon. He is an urbanist who has been envisioning the future of Portland and its many different places for almost 20 years. He is an idea-generator who can think outside the confines of government to help design and engineer new public spaces, supportive adjacent structures and the public-private partnerships necessary to implement them. He has managed numerous placemaking, urban form and design guideline projects and developed countless concepts, maps, models, renderings, goals, policies and guidelines to pro-actively engage the community about the effects of growth and change in Portland. He has collaborated with partners at a wide range of scales, from regional transit planning efforts to citywide urban design discussions to district public realm concepts to local streetscape or open space designs.



May 2018