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Resiliency focus: tool library

  • AIA Center for Architecture 403 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

This meeting kicks off a yearlong focus on the topic of resiliency, and asks: As governments work on resiliency of infrastructure and institutions, and individuals and families make their own disaster plans, how can we engage our neighbors in a discussion of preparedness? Can we prepare for emergencies by pooling resources and tools through neighborhood-level tool libraries? Where can such facilities be housed and sited?

Architects Without Borders-Oregon has invited organizations and agencies such as the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement, the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Portland Public Schools, Northeast Portland Tool Library, Mercy Corps, and Parents for Preparedness (P4P) to discuss shared goals and how AWB can partner with them to build stronger communities.  This new project will need volunteers with skills in areas such as graphics, community organizing, marketing, architecture, and landscape architecture. 

Doors open at 5:45 PM. Refreshments!

Earlier Event: January 24
Charrette: School for Deaf Children
Later Event: March 14
Steering Committee Meeting