PSA Design Charette: Visioning Growth for Portland

Growth and change that supports economic equity and a high quality of life should be planned into Portland’s future.

PSA, in coordination with the USM Muskie School of Public Service, Creative Portland, and the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, presents a series of 3 design charrettes that examine ways in which Portland can become a city of 75,000 and be better than it is today.

PSA architects, landscape architects, engineers and planners responded to our open call to participate in the charrette series. They were joined by representatives of PSA’s program partners for the first charrette on July 18, 2016 at the Muskie School Wishcamper Center.

Over the course of the summer, teams examined growth scenarios in different areas of the city.

On September 7, 2016, the participants presented their concepts for Portland’s future growth before an enthusiastic audience of 60 at SPACE gallery during a Drink ‘n Crit.

Here is the final report on what the future might look like for responsibly planned growth and change in Portland.