Events

All events were FREE and took place at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
1241 NW Johnson | Portland, OR
Open to the public daily from 10am – 7pm


Exhibition

PDXplore: Expanding Design Awareness
March 22 - 26, open daily from 10am 7pm

PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 NW Johnson St

Several perspectives about the regional impact of the Columbia River Crossing, were presented by the five members of the independent PDXplore design collective: Rudy Barton, Carol Mayer-Reed, Mike McCulloch, Rick Potestio and Bill Tripp. This large-scale exhibition featured questions and ideas about the ramifications of the CRC that each designer considered and explored.

Events

Opening Reception
Monday, March 22, 5:30-7pm, (presentation at 6pm)

PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 NW Johnson St

AFO and PDXplore welcomed the public to join them in celebration at the opening of the exhibition. A presentation was led by members of the PDXplore design collective beginning at 6pm, offering the public an opportunity to learn more about the individual designers' approaches and ask questions.

Moving Forward: A Better Way to Govern Regional Transportation
Tuesday, March 23, Noon-1pm

PNCA Main Campus Building, Room 201, 1241 NW Johnson St

Members of the City Club of Portland presented their recently adopted regional transportation research report and recommendations, followed by Q & A with the audience.

Columbia River Crossing: An evening with members of the CRC Project Team
Tuesday, March 23, 6-8pm

PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 NW Johnson St

Staff of the CRC and the cities of Portland and Vancouver detailed the progress made thus far on the project and discussed next steps. This was an opportunity to learn about the efforts being made to improve safety, extend light rail, add bicycle/pedestrian paths, and support smart community growth. The staff also reported on how community input has thus far informed the bridge, transit and interchange designs.

Transportation Lessons from Scandinavia: Oresund Bridge & the Columbia River Crossing
Wednesday, March 24, 1-2pm

PNCA Main Campus Building, Room 201, 1241 NW Johnson St

Gail Achterman, Chair of the Oregon Transportation Commission, is a leading state and national natural resource and environmental expert with policy-making experience at the state, local and federal level. Her annotated slide show included notes and reflections from a recent trip, illustrating how Denmark and Sweden built a bridge that established a sustainable economic future for their larger region.

International Panel: Fresh Design Perspectives
Thursday, March 25, 6-8pm

PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 NW Johnson St

Moderator Ethan Seltzer led a provocative discussion about the Columbia River Crossing with international experts in the fields of Design, Culture and Urban Planning. Panelists included: Boston Globe architecture critic, Robert Campbell; artist, Ed Carpenter; outgoing National Endowment for the Arts Director of Design, Maurice Cox; Toronto architect and urban design consultant, Ken Greenberg; and author of The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River, Stanford University Professor Richard White.

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