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October 17, 2013: David Bagnoli
"Prospects for Collaboration: Common Opportunities for a Small City Campus"
September 25, 2013: Ross Chapin
“Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World”
November 14, 2013: Rick Williams
“Parking Plays a Big Part: Creating Great Business Districts”
Our annual lectures focus on:

• Educating planners, real estate development professionals, architects, builders, engineers, elected and volunteer office holders, and the general public;

• Positively impacting on the quality of development and growth in Bend and the surrounding region;

• Bringing expert lecturers in from outside the region who can bring innovative ideas as well as examples of things that have worked (or failed) in other areas; and

• Creating a discussion on how to apply these lessons to our community.


July 17, 2014, 7-9pm: Todd Litman
Moving to the Future: Envisioning Better Public Transit for Central Oregon
Public Forum, co-sponsored by COIC and ODOT TGM Program
October 10, 2014: Jim Sallis
Introductory lecture for the Green and Solar Home Tour
March 18, 2015 6:30-8pm: Chris Comeau
Moving Beyond the Automobile: Multi-Modal Planning 


October 20, 2016, 6:30 - 8pm: Derick O'Neill, City of Boise 
“Bend Grows UP, Part 2: Removing barriers and mobilizing a vision"
July 16, 2015 11:30-1pm: Dr. Arthur C. Nelson, Ph.D., FAICP 
"Central Oregon Trends and Opportunities to 2040: Implications for housing, transportation & economic development"


May 19, 2016, 6:30 - 8pm: Katherine Schultz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C 
"Bend Grows UP, Part 1: Understanding vertical development and its impact on our city"


Novemeber 1, 2016, 7-8:30: Tom Cody & Alex Joyce
“Bend Grows UP, Part 3: Developer Strategies"
Past Lectures:
April 10, 2017: Daniel Parolek
“Solving Bend's Missing Middle Housing Puzzle"
View entire presentation here >>
November 1, 2017: Joe Minicozzi
“Density, Dollars & Development: The Economics of Land Use in Bend
View entire presentation here >>
April 23, 2018: Drivers of Innovation
Alex Joyce, Mary Kyle McCurdy and Bruce Warner
Thanks to our title sponsor:
October 18, 2018: Mike Gardner-Sweeney
Boulder-Sized Transportation Solutions

Upcoming Lectures:
May 29, 2019: Drainage & Density Keynote
The Forgotten Infrastructure
Presented by Hye Yeong Kwon, Center for Watershed Protection
August 15, 2019: REDEVELOPMENT IN THE BEND CENTRAL DISTRICT
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Urban Renewal by Michele Reeves, CIVILIS Consultants
San Luis Obispo and Bend share many similarities. Both are lifestyle towns that have faced enormous growth and demands for housing in the last few years. Both have accredited universities and vibrant historic districts. And while SLO is about half the size of Bend, that doesn’t mean they haven’t had challenges related to growth. 

November 5, 2019 | 6:30 - 8pm
SLO Growth: A Peer City Conversation with San Luis Obispo Architect, Jim Duffy, Presented by Taylor NW

Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Helens Hall
231 NW Idaho Ave. Bend, OR 97703
Jim Duffy of Ten Over Studio is located in SLO and will discuss the consequences his city has faced due to limiting growth and what Bend can potentially learn as we grapple with increased density, traffic and infrastructure limitations. 

Jim Duffy draws upon 25 years of experience with a wide variety of projects ranging from various downtown commercial, civic, medical and retail developments to large scale master planning and design. Jim is President and CEO of Ten Over Studio, a certified B Corp design firm based in San Luis Obispo. 
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this event is free to the public. Doors open at 6pm. 
With support from: