Design Week Portland: Placemaking for a Sustainable Future

As part of our local brand engagement, I orchestrated a panel discussion around the future of placemaking and how we plan the way we build communities with intention. This included recruiting and engaging local community leaders, organizing content strategy and topics/questions, overseeing all event management aspects (video, lighting, logistics, communications, invites), and overall, leading the project with purpose and vision.

Placemaking has the power to improve the quality of life for future generations, so how can we use our businesses, brands, and institutions as catalysts for positive change? How do we design spaces that allow us to gain efficiencies, work on what we love, make purchasing decisions, and all of the in-between?
EYELEVEL Portland sat down with a lineup of the city's finest from architectural planning, manufacturing, sustainability, and retail brand experience to explore the paradigm shift of live/work/play/shop ecosystems.

Our Speakers:
• Matt Kelly // Director Global Procurement at adidas
• Britt Howard // Founder of Portland Garment Factory
• Alec Holser AIA, LEED AP BD+C // Partner at Opsis Architecture LLP
• Kara Solomonides // Senior Manager, Brand Sustainability at adidas
moderated by Ben Jensen, Global Director, Design and Innovation

You can see the entire panel recording below.

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