Portland Eco-district

Public Private Collaboration

Goal #2

Start projects in collaboration with companies with signed agreements with the city

A criteria for development in 22@ is that development is approached both bottom-up and top-down. The top-down approach is the system of 10-10-10, while the bottom-up is the flexibility of where each percentage is placed. Similarly, the creation of ecodistricts follows a similar philosophy. While much development is driven by people’s choice and what they demand, partnerships with corporations and smartly planned cities need to be part of the formula so that the plan can be smart and implemented in a financially viable way. While the plan of an ecodistrict is important, the philosophy of how this plan is implemented and who has influence over the situation is equally important.

PoSI’s partners in Climate Prosperity include:

• Climate Solutions

• Designs for a Sustainable World Consulting

• Formos

• Greater Portland, Inc.

• Lane Powell

• Metro

• Nike

• Oregon Business Council

• Oregon Institute of Technology

• Portland Development Commission

• Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

• Worksystems, Inc.

A growing group of municipal policy makers, urban designers and community development professionals recognize that the neighborhood is an important scale to test and implement “actionable” sustainability strategies — neighborhoods are small enough to innovate quickly and big enough to have a meaningful impact. However, there is a shortage of processes and tools to support sustainable neighborhood development, requiring early adopter cities to go it alone.


Expand Green City Finance

1. Establish energy efficiency retrofit financing program throughout metro region

2. Develop regional investment strategy to support green infrastructure, smart growth and sustainable development projects

3. Develop utility service and revenue recovery models to accelerate resource efficiency and smart grid technologies

4. Encourage the Oregon Investment Council to invest a portion of the state treasury portfolio into local clean technology and efficiency projects

5. Develop a regional green bank strategy that explicitly directs loans into energy efficiency and renewable energy investments

6. Create replicable ecosystem services marketplace for sustainable forestry, watershed and agriculture projects

7. Enhance state incentives and policies for clean technology




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