Portland Innovation District

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The Portland Innovation District is a collaborative planning and design project with the Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS), Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), University of Oregon “SketchUp” course, environmental design professionals, and City of Portland officials. The Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) graduate certificate program trains students in the concepts and skills of organizational leadership and sustainable development. It is designed for students from diverse backgrounds who want to prepare for emerging sustainability careers in the public, private and nonprofit sector.

The Portland Innovation District site is bounded by the SE Clay Street on the north, SE Caruthers Street on the south, railroad on the east, and Willamette River on the west. The site encompasses approximately 18 hectares [46 acres] within the Central Eastside Industrial District “Hosford Abernethy Neighborhood.” The Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) is part of the “Portland Innovation Quadrant” which includes the University District, Marquam Hill, and South Waterfront.

This project will include the following research and design components:

  • Site Analysis & Modelling
  • Scenario Planning
  • Sustainable Development and Regenerative Design
  • International Case Studies
  • Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Concepts

Class Schedule
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am – 11:20am.
119 Fenton Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Mar 31 Tue – Introduction
Apr 2 Thu – Site Analysis
Apr 7 Tue – Comprehensive Plan & Zoning
Apr 9 Thu – Concept Planning
Apr 11 Sat – Site Visit
Apr 14 Tue – Scenario Planning
Apr 16 Thu- Community Planning
Apr 21 Tue – Tourism Planning
Apr 23 Thu – Urban Design
Apr 28 Tue – Architecture
Apr 30 Thu – Landscape Architecture
May 5 Tue – Public Art
May 7 Thu – International Design
May 12 Tue – Transport & Streetscape
May 14 Thu – Utilities
May 15 Fri – Design Charrette
May 19 Tue – Finance, Real Estate, Law
May 21 Thu – Pro Forma
May 26 Tue – Construction
May 28 Thu – Scenario Refinement
Jun 2 Tue – Class Presentations
Jun 4 Thu – Presentation Review
Jun 10 Wed – Public Presentation
Jul (TBD) – Final Report

University of Oregon OLIS 613