IAP2 USA Cascade Chapter: A Penny for Your Thoughts? Multi-Cultural Engagement on the Outer Powell Transportation Safety Project

  • November 04, 2015
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PST)
  • Portland Building, 1120 SW Fifth Ave, Second Floor, Room B, Portland, Oregon

Join the Cascade Chapter for another PI Network professional development and networking event. No-host social to follow.

Outer Powell Blvd. (US Hwy 26) in East Portland is a busy state highway running through one of the most diverse, lower income areas of the city. The lack of needed amenities such as sidewalks and turning lanes makes traveling the corridor hazardous for neighbors and road users. Involving these hard-to-reach and under-served populations in a public process is usually very challenging. However, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has found a formula for success in multi-cultural engagement. Through faith-based outreach, paid community organizers, translated corridor walks and incentivized cultural participation, ODOT is moving a difficult highway project forward while establishing new community relationships and goodwill.

Presented by Alex Cousins and Mike Mason.
Alex Cousins is the Northwest Regional Public Involvement Manager for HDR. Mike Mason is a Senior Project Manager at ODOT.

PI Network events are FREE to IAP2 USA members and students. Non-members, please pay $10 at the door in cash or by a check payable to Cascade Chapter of IAP2.

RSVP to Susan Hanson at susan.c.hanson@odot.state.or.us

Walk, bike, take transit. Plan your trip with TriMet
Metered on-street parking $1.60/hr.
Smart Park a short walk away at SW First & Jefferson St. $1.60/hr.


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