Thursday, January 07, 2010

January 11 PSU+Portland Future?

Portland State University has a new president, Wim Wiewel from the Netherlands. With degrees in urban planning and sociology, he is in a great position to expand the impact of two of the school's strongest programs, Urban Planning and Social Work. He is visible in the university and the community, for instance addressing the smart grid conference. He even may be found bicycling to the campus. PSU has a significant impact on planning too, controlling dozens of SW Portland blocks, interwoven by major transportation facilities. Hear Wiewel's thoughts on PSU and Portland as America's most European city. It is part of the Bright Lights series sponsored by the local architecture magazine Portland Spaces and the City Club, a thoughtful public interest group. At Jimmy Mak's, 221 NW 10th. Doors 5:30PM, discussion 6. Free