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Eugene, Oregon- People's Urbanism at the UO: The Oregon Experiment and Campus Planning

  • EMU Amphitheater 1395 University Street East Eugene, Oregon 97403 United States (map)
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Let's talk about power and community. Let's talk about good and bad outcomes at the UO, using judgments that Jane Jacobs encouraged people to use throughout her career. In 1970 the University of Oregon began a radical experiment in campus community-driven planning, known later as The Oregon Experiment. The idea -- proposed by the author of A Pattern Language, Christopher Alexander -- was to improve the quality of the environment by involving the community -- the real experts -- in genuine decision-making. This could lead to beautiful buildings, but Alexander later understood that he had not left enough at the UO to achieve this. We'll briefly train you in the approach he would use today.

Date: Friday, May 4th

Time: 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm (Note: We will start this walk when the ‘Trees of the UO’ walk returns.)

Walk Location: University of Oregon Campus

Start/End: EMU Amphitheater, 1395 University Street, Eugene, Oregon 97403 United States

Walk Host: Greg Bryant

Modality: Walking

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children