Cars and Communities: Innovation at the Crossroads at The Portland Building
Mon 10/13, 7:00p (length: unknown)
British Expert in Urban Design & Traffic Engineering Ben Hamilton-Baillie Join British architect Ben Hamilton-Baillie as he presents innovative ways in which traffic engineering and urban design can combine to enhance the prosperity, vitality, and safety of our communities. Hamilton-Baillie will examine the history of traffic in towns and cities and-using examples from Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and The Netherlands-present some remarkable, surprising, and entertaining approaches to safely mix people and cars. Looking beyond the standard solutions of traffic signs, signals, and road markings, Hamilton-Baillie will delve into ideas about streets as public places, including gateways and transitions zones; speed management and safety; and the relationship between urban design and human psychology. A partnership presentation of: City of Portland Office of Transportation, 1000 Friends of Oregon, Coalition for a Livable Future, and McDonald Jacobs and McDonald Franceschi. Hamilton-Baillie is currently strategy director for the West of England Partnership, a long-term planning think-tank. He has been awarded both a Winston Churchill Fellowship and a Loeb Fellowship to the Design School at Harvard University, and has taught and lectured extensively across Europe and the United States. He has also worked with the transport organization Sustrans to develop the UK's National Cycle Network. Hamilton-Baillie is the author of HomeZones: Reconciling People, Places and Transport.
in the auditorium
The Portland Building
1120 SW 5th Ave