Design Week Portland 2016 will generate interesting dialog that will most certainly invigorate the local design scene. As in years past, we look forward to connecting with other creative minds during this annual city-wide exploration of all things design April 15 – 23. Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA, will offer thoughts on two remarkable urban renaissance opportunities:
For Central Eastside: Beyond Taking Sides, Carol and the other panelists will explore new visions that could substantially re-define the character of Portland’s historic Inner Eastside Industrial District. Tuesday, April 19, 6:00 pm at Bora Architects.
A fast-moving PechaKucha Night will examine the intersection of Design & Identity through a wide array of topics. Carol will focus her 20 images on the Willamette Falls Riverwalk project in Oregon City. Thursday, April 21st, 6:00 pm at Hatch Innovation Lab.
That’s the question that Carol Mayer-Reed will explore on a panel at the ASLA National Meeting in Chicago on Friday, November 6. “Designing with the Homeless” will explore the role of landscape architects, planners, and designers in addressing homelessness which is experienced by an estimated 650,000 people in America.
Join Carol; Randy Hester, FASLA, University of California; Douglas Pardue, University of Georgia; and Katherine Eastman, Student ASLA, Design Workshop, as they examine how design can positively impact the health, well-being, and future prospects of homeless people.
Oregon Public Broadcasting’s “Think Out Loud” radio program discusses the Willamette Falls Riverwalk which will be designed by the Mayer/Reed-led team that includes Snøhetta and DIALOG. The interview which aired June 3, features Carol Mayer-Reed and Michelle Delk of Snøhetta.
Carol Mayer-Reed examines Portland’s lively food cart culture and its relationship to urban vitality in “Portland’s Street Food Phenomenon,” published in the May issue of ASLA’s blog, The Dirt. “The carts, which also form food cart pods, make a positive, colorful contribution to the city’s sense of livability, promote social interaction, and support small businesses. After all, the presence of people gathering in places attracts more people.”