Creatives Tackling Portland’s Urban Challenges

CEOs for Cities and GOOD Magazine, thanks to funding from ArtPlace, hosted GOOD Ideas for Cities in Portland last week. The first of five brainstorming events in mid-sized cities in 2012, GOOD Ideas for Cities Portland called upon six teams of local creatives to tackle real urban challenges posed by non-profit and government groups. The challenges ranged from rethinking public space to promote healthier lifestyles to increasing access to fresh food while ensuring profitability for local farmers. Each design team came up with innovative solutions, including creating a community hub in a vacant high school and implementing parking meters fed by exercise, to the city’s most difficult issues. Click here to read more about the outcomes of the event in the Portland Mercury.  The next GOOD Ideas for Cities event will be held in St. Louis on March 8th

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