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Village Inspiration Convergence

  • Mercy Corps Northwest 43 Southwest Naito Parkway Portland, OR, 97204 United States

The Center for Public Interest Design, in collaboration with the Village Coalition, City Repair, and the ReBuilding Center, is hosting PODS (Partners on Dwelling) a design summit that will result in the construction of safe, comfortable, and design-forward “sleeping pods” for use as emergency transitional housing. The design parameters for these small structures have already been approved by the City of Portland for immediate use. 

PODS Design Summit Agenda

11:30 am: Tour of Hazelnut Grove
12:45 pm: Gather at Mercy Corps for Coffee and Snacks
1:05: Greetings & Project Overview
1:10: Intro to Village Coalition – Vahid Brown
1:20: The Village Context – Mark Lakeman
1:30: Design goals of group – Sergio Palleroni
1:40: Hazelnut Grove Residents
2:00: Directions to working groups
2:10: Design Charrette
3:40: Wrap-up Full Group Discussion
3:55: Final Words


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For City Repair, this will be the start of our placemaking season with applictions. or RFPs, available.