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[Cob] Fwd: [PDX EBG] Citizen-led Sustainble Housing!!

William Milmoe wmilmoe at
Fri Sep 19 14:04:57 CDT 2008

While I know few on this list will be able to attend this event especially
on such short notice.  My hope is that some may and that this email will
help many of us to organize our neighbors, friends and families to do
similar activities right where we now are.

Thank you.

Meadows Tilth Urban Farm
Vancouver WA

To: PDX EBG <ecobuilding_guild at>
Sent: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 9:13 am
Subject: [PDX EBG] Citizen-led Sustainble Housing!!

2008 motive space symposium + exhibition:
*community-led  housing  development  is  possible!*
* *
orchestrated entirely by volunteers and organizations throughout Portland,
the 2008 motivespace symposium will be a fast-paced 2-day dialogue exploring
tactics for collaborative housing development within Portland, Oregon's
unique real-estate economy.

venue:             Portland's historic city hall (council chambers)
date:               September 20th – 21st, 2008, 9:30 – 5:30 each day
cost:     &nbs p;        free, $20 suggested donation; (educational credit
for realtors!)
moderator:       Irma Valdez, Portland Planning Commission
organizer:       motiveSpace Coalition, a 501c(3) in progress

the September dialogue will provide a forum for industry-related
professionals and citizens to contribute toward a working model of
property development."  for the purposes of the dialogue, *collaborative
property development is defined as the grassroots, bottom-up, citizen-led
development of multifamily housing.*  The project is intended to teach
neighbors how to work together to utilize Portland's many resources for
nonProfit and "self-help" housing development, in order to diminish the risk
of new construction in a shaky real-estate market, and maximize the creative
excitement of design as a tool for personal,20civic, and social empowerment.

Four half-day segments will explore the context, development, design, and
construction related components of collaborative development.  panelists
include Brad Malsin of beam development, Kevin Cavenaugh of Tenpod
development, Judith Mowry of the office of neighborhood involvement, Bill
Cunningham of the Portland Planning Bureau, Shane Endicott of the Rebuilding
Ccenter, Craig Ragland of the Cohousing Association US, Eli Spevak of Orange
Splot development, Mark Lakeman of Communitecture – and many others – *coming
together to discuss the future of progressive property development +
architecture in Portland.  *

*please join us for this exciting dialogue, the weekend of September** 20 –
21st at city hall, and begin it now at!  *

*motiveSpace Coalition*
*contact : Sara Garrett / Katherine Provancher*
*---- // 2008 motiveSpace Dialogue*
*---- // exhibition ---- //symposium*
*---- // *
*---- //p. 503 206 3344*
*---- //c. 503 887 9598*

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