The FIRST INTERSTATE BANK BUILDING A BETTER BEND 2023 LECTURE SERIES
Celebrating 50 years of Oregon's Land use laws
PART 3: BEYOND THE BEYOND: PREPARING bend FOR A WILD FUTURE
sEPTEMBER 26, 2023 | oPEN SPACE event STUDIOs: 220 NE Lafayette Ave. in Bend
Featuring Tim Smith and Steven Ames
Moderated by ml vidas
Doors Open at 6:30pm
presentation starts at 7pm
How will our city and our lives be changed by population growth, a warming world, hotter summers and less water, new technologies and other emerging trends? And how can we plan to maintain our region’s beauty and quality of life? Being resilient and seeking out opportunities to innovate is what moved Oregon into the forefront of planning 50 years ago and it’s what we strive to be far into the future. Come learn how planning will need to change in future decades with case studies on transforming traditional suburbs, developing new models for infrastructure planning, and building resiliency in an era of climate-driven events — and what we can do to retain the best of Bend as it moves into a wild future.
Our guest lecturer is Tim Smith, principal of SERA Architects. An architect, planner, and urban designer, Tim is the innovator of "Civic Ecology" planning framework. Some of his clients and projects include a new capital city for Abu Dhabi, UAE, framework planning for Google in Mountainview, CA, urban design advisory services to the City of San Francisco for the Treasure Island Redevelopment, and wildfire recovery planning for Greenville, CA and both Detroit and Gates, OR. In Bend, Tim led SERA’s work on the OSU–Cascades campus masterplan. He has presented TEDx talks and is a winner of the Progressive Architecture Research Award.
Joining Tim to provide context about the major long-term trends that will impact Oregon and Bend in the coming decades, is Steven Ames. Principal of NXT Consulting Group of Bend and Portland, Steven is a consulting long-range planner and is currently consulting with Envision Bend's Bend Vision Project. He is a recipient of the Oregon APA Distinguished Leadership Award by a Professional Planner and board member of Building a Better Bend.
Moderating this discussion is architect and sustainable building consultant, ML Vidas. ML is the Senior Market Outreach Manager, working with Energy Trust of Oregon New Buildings program and is a board member of Building a Better Bend.
This is part 3 of a three-part series celebrating Oregon's Land Use Laws. You can view Part 1 and Part 2 on our YouTube channel.
Admission is FREE but due to space constraints, pre-registration is required. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the program starts at 7pm. A no-host bar will be available.
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