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Portland Site Visit


This is the first of four meetings throughout the Emerald Corridor. Hosted by Portland State University, this meeting will connect City and University partners to share and discuss innovative pilot projects being launched throughout the region, and to discuss a Best Practices Guidebook on city-university partnerships to be developed by the Emerald Corridor Collaboratory (ECC). Partners will also discuss the role of this regional network, and how our work may influence and assist future collaborations.

Below is a list of materials and presentations given at the event in Portland on January 29th:


Meeting Location:

PSU’s Richard & Maurine Neuberger Center – 1600 SW 4th – Room 123, unless otherwise noted


Monday, January 28

6:00pm-9:00pm Group dinner – Broder Nord, 2240 North Interstate Ave.


Tuesday, January 29

8:00am-9:00am – Breakfast (Neuberger Center Room 127)

8:30am-8:45am – Welcome/(Re-)Introductions (Alice Brawley-Chesworth, City of Portland)

8:45am-9:00am – Recap on the Emerald Corridor Collaboratory project: progress made and future direction (Thaisa Way, UW)

9:00am-9:05am – Welcome from Susan Jeffords, Provost and VP for Student Affairs, PSU


Pilot project presentations & discussion:

9:05am-9:10am – Intro to Pilot Projects (Fletcher Beaudoin, PSU)

9:10am-9:25am – Bellingham: Disaster Reduction and Emergency Planning (Rick Sepler, City of Bellingham, and Lindsey MacDonald, WWU)

9:25am-9:40am – Seattle: LEAP FROG to a Shared Right of Way (David Driskell, City of Seattle, and Thaisa Way, UW)

9:40am-9:55am – Vancouver: University-City Partnership Assessment (Brad Badelt, City of Vancouver and Angelique Pilon, UBC)

9:55am-10:10am – Portland: Cross-Evaluation of Three Concurrent Projects (Michele Crim, City of Portland, and Fletcher Beaudoin, PSU)

10:10am-11:10am – Discussion on pilot projects: commonalities, overlaps, and how we can learn from these for the broader network (Fletcher Beaudoin, PSU)

11:10am-11:30am – Break


Creating transformative partnerships:

11:30am-12:15pm – How do we define and promote success? (Lindsey MacDonald, WWU)

12:15pm-1:15pm – Lunch (Neuberger Center Room 316)


Best Practices Guidebook presentation and discussion:

1:15pm-1:30pm – Review of the current literature on city-university collaboration (Maxwell Armenta, UW)

1:30pm-1:45pm – Discussion on literature review (Angelique Pilon, UBC)

1:45pm-3:00pm – Discussion and workshopping of ECC exploration of best practices for city-university collaboration (Jen Davison, UW)

3:00pm-3:15pm – Break


Past project site visit:

3:15pm-3:45pm – Travel to ReBuilding Center, 3625 N. Mississippi Ave.

3:45pm-5:15pm – Presentation on Portland’s deconstruction policy with:

• Shawn Wood, Construction Waste Specialist with the City’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

• Doug Lichter, DeConstruction Services Manager, ReBuilding Center

• Mike Paruszkiewicz, former faculty, PSU

• Beth Gilden, Project Manager with the Institute for Sustainable Solutions, PSU


Social time:

5:30pm – No-host drinks and appetizers (optional) – Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N. Cook St.


Locations & Travel

Monday Night Dinner Location

The group dinner on Monday will be at Broder Nord. Directions to the restaurant from the airport, train station, and hotels:

From the airport:
1. Follow signs to MAX light rail
2. Board MAX Red Line to City Center & Beaverton. Train continues as MAX Blue Line – stay on board.
3. Get off at Rose Quarter Transit Center MAX station
4. Board MAX Yellow Line to Expo Center
5. Get off at Albina/Mississippi MAX station
6. Walk short distance to 2240 N. Interstate Dr.

From the train station (Union Station):
1. Walk to Union Station/NW 6th & Hoyt MAX station
2. Board MAX Yellow to Expo Center
3. Get off at Albina/Mississippi MAX station
4. Walk short distance to 2240 N. Interstate Dr.

From University Place Hotel:
1. Walk to Lincoln St./SW 3rd Ave. MAX station (in front of hotel)
2. Board MAX Orange Line to City Center/Expo Center. Train continues as MAX Yellow Line – stay on board.
3. Get off at Albina/Mississippi MAX station
4. Walk short distance to 2240 N. Interstate Dr.

From Hotel Modera:
1. Walk 1/4 mile to SW 6th & Madison MAX station
2. Board MAX Yellow Line to Expo Center
3. Get off at Albina/Mississippi MAX station
4. Walk short distance to 2240 N. Interstate Dr.


Tuesday Meeting Location

Richard & Maurine Neuberger Center
1600 SW 4th Ave, Room 123
Portland, OR 97201

Bus and light rail information can be found at TriMet’s website. Please direct additional travel inquiries to Molly Baer Kramer (; 503-250-2223).


For additional details regarding housing accommodations, please reach out to your respective University partner. The following hotels are recommended by event organizers, and are close to the event location (see Locations & Travel section on this page for travel details).

University Place Hotel
Location: 310 SW Lincoln, Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-221-0140

Hotel Modera
Location: 515 SW Clay St, Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-308-1637


If you have any logistical questions, please contact Molly Baer Kramer:

Molly Kramer


Molly Baer Kramer
Project Manager, Institute for Sustainable Solutions
Portland State University, Portland OR