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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Staff Accept "Game Changer Award" from Lloyd EcoDistrict (Photo) - 04/19/24

Award given “For the visionaries whose actions redefine the possible, setting new benchmarks in sustainability”

Portland, Ore.— Two staff members from the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability received awards for their visionary work at the sixth annual “Model the Way Awards.” Chief Sustainability Officer Vivian Satterfield and Sustainability and Climate Commission (SCC) coordinator Elaine Livingstone were honored by the Lloyd EcoDistrict for their work on the City of Portland’s future SCC.

The Sustainability and Climate Commission will be a new governance structure for climate action in Portland and serve as the official climate connection to other governance bodies at the City of Portland. It will also guide City climate action and sustainability goals as a new governance structure and champion body for current and future climate work.

“We are building this to serve as a voice for all Portlanders in the new form of government,” said Vivian Satterfield, BPS’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “This commission creates opportunity for the community to work collaboratively with government to ensure climate priorities are always considered in City work.”

Satterfield and Livingstone have worked to develop the framework for the new SCC over the past year. They researched similar commissions in other jurisdictions and gathered input from public, private and nonprofit sectors, community feedback from the City charter reform process and SCC in-person and virtual events, public comment, and workshops. A proposed ordinance is now scheduled to be heard by Portland City Council on April 24, and the public is invited to give testimony by May 8, 2024.

The Lloyd EcoDistrict’s Model the Way Awards are “a celebration of exceptional groups and individuals who embody leadership and inspire others to follow suit.”

 

About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. BPS collaborates with community partners to provide comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; and policy and actions to address climate change.

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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability hosts online open house featuring the Housing Production Strategy - 04/01/24

BPS logo and City seal with text The Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

 

NEWS RELEASE
April 1, 2024

CONTACT
Eden Dabbs
Public Information Officer
503-871-4326
eden.dabbs@portlandoregon.gov

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Let’s Talk Housing! Join the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability for an online open house featuring the Housing Production Strategy 

Join an online open house on April 3 at 6 p.m. to learn more about the City of Portland’s five-year action plan to meet a wider range of Portlanders' incomes, household types and preferences.

Portland, Ore.— The City of Portland is preparing to meet our community’s current and future housing needs with a new Housing Production Strategy

Join the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s (BPS) housing team as they share the draft strategy at an online open house on April 3 at 6 p.m.

City staff will share a preliminary list of actions to address housing affordability and homeownership, barriers to development, equitable access to opportunity-rich neighborhoods, climate-friendly and healthy homes, and age- and disability-friendly housing. 

Register in advance for this meeting.

After the presentation, participants will be invited to discuss the strategies with each other and ask questions of staff. This is an opportunity for the media to explore how policy and community actions can work together to increase Portland’s housing supply. 

About the Housing Production Strategy

Portland faces a wide range of housing needs — and challenges — to meet them. And the 2045 Housing Needs Analysis (HNA) recognizes that some communities face bigger challenges than others: Low-income households, communities of color, elders, people with disabilities, and people experiencing houselessness all face greater challenges to finding housing that meets their household needs. 

So, the City of Portland must accommodate a variety of Portlanders with a range of unit types, prices and locations, including for low-income populations, communities of color, and people of all ages and abilities.  

The Draft Housing Production Strategy (HPS) is a five-year action plan designed to expand housing choice, focused on more equitable and affordable housing options for a wider range of incomes, needs, and preferences.

Learn more about Portland's housing needs analysis and housing production strategy, the Discussion Draft of 2024 Housing Production Strategyand/or the Buildable Lands Inventory. 

 

About the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future. BPS collaborates with community partners to provide comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; and policy and actions to address climate change.

 

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