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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.


Upcoming Lectures - TBD
Past Lectures:
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"


“Solving Bend's Missing Middle Housing Puzzle", presented by Ascent Architecture and Interiors

Lecture by: Daniel Parolek
Brought to you by Building a Better Bend and Bend 2030

April 10, 2017

How will we solve the puzzle of Bend’s missing middle housing market—those duplexes, triplexes, townhomes and courtyard apartments that fill the gap between single-family homes and multi-story apartment buildings? Dan Parolek, the nation's premier expert on these diverse housing types, tackled those questions when he was in town on April 10th. 


Watch the full lecture here: 
Novemeber 1, 2016, 7-8:30: Tom Cody & Alex Joyce
“Bend Grows UP, Part 3: Developer Strategies"
We're working hard to finalize details for our next few lectures in the 2017 season. Please check back to our website soon or join our Mailing List so you can stay up to date on our progress and announcements!
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