ULI Northwest – Multi-Modal Innovation and Sustainable Design with Gabe Klein (Portland)
Join ULI Northwest for a presentation and panel discussion with Gabe Klein, former transportation chief for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C. and ULI senior visiting fellow. Klein, who most recently served in the administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as the Transportation Commissioner, is widely regarded for his emphasis on combining transportation and land use planning, and for incorporating sustainability and livability into all transportation projects.
During his 30 months in Chicago, Klein spearheaded financing and construction plans for a waterfront park spanning several blocks on the Chicago River, which will improve pedestrian mobility by encouraging active transportation. Klein also jump-started the funding and construction of The Bloomingdale Trail, an elevated bike trail that will traverse four neighborhoods and add appealing open space. He described his people-first philosophy on transportation planning at ULI’s 2013 Fall Meeting in Chicago. “Congestion is not a bad thing…if streets are congested with people walking and biking,” he said.
Klein serves ULI’s Rose Center for Public Leadership, which works with public officials throughout the United States to encourage and support excellence in land use decision-making.
Thursday, August 14
7:00 – 7:30 AM | Registration & Networking
7:30 – 9:00 AM | Breakfast Program
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St
Portland, OR 97205
Terry Moore | ECONorthwest (Moderator)
Rex Burkholder | Former Metro Councilor
Jillian Detweiler | Portland Mayor’s Office
Kari Schlosshauer | Safe Routes to School National Partnership
$55 / $75 for ULI members/non-members (private sector)
$40 / $55 for ULI members/non-members (public sector, non-profit, Young Leader*)
$20 / $35 for ULI members/non-members (student)
Includes plated breakfast
Online registration deadline: August 12, 2014
Register online at Northwest.uli.org or by phone at 1-800-321-5011.
For more information, please contact us at Northwest@uli.org or 503-224-0300