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Summer 2012 Meeting

Our Summer 2012 Meeting was hosted by Mayor Kitty Piercy of beautiful Eugene, Oregon. The agenda featured five topics on which Eugene is innovating:

  • Making Bus Rapid Transit Work in Your City
  • Tackling Density in Residential Neighborhoods
  • Strategies for Downtown Development and Revitalization
  • Engaging the Public in Planning and Budgeting
  • Local Food Production and Distribution

 

Contact
Satya Rhodes-Conway, Managing Director | (608) 262-5387 | satya@mayorsinnovation.org

 

Post Meeting Information
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Thursday, August 2

​7:00 - 8:30pm

Informal no-host reception at Falling Sky Brewing, 1334 Oak Alley


Friday, August 3

​9:00 - 11:30am

Bike tour of West Eugene and visit to Bike Friday, a folding bicycle company, led by City of Eugene transportation planners. Tour will depart from the Hilton and maintain a leisurely pace on flat, paved terrain. Bikes, helmets and water provided.

​1:00 - 1:30pm

Registration and Welcome at Hult Center for the Performing Arts

1:30 – 3:15pm

Making Bus Rapid Transit Work in Your City

Annie Weinstock, US BRT Program Director, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)

Mayor Christine Lundberg, Springfield, OR

Ron Kilcoyne, Lane Transit District (LTD) General Manager

David Wohlwill, Pittsburgh, PA, Long Range Planning Program Manager, Port Authority of Allegheny County

​3:15 - 3:30pm

​Break

​3:30 – 5:15pm

Strategies for Downtown Development and Revitalization

Joseph Minicozzi, Asheville, NC, Public Interest Projects

Mayor Kitty Piercy, Eugene, OR

Mayor Mark Mallory, Cincinnati, OH

Rick Bernhardt, Nashville, TN, Director, Metro Planning Department

​5:30 - 7:00pm

Downtown Development and BRT in Action: Tour of Eugene/Springfield’s EmX system with the Lane Transit District team and a walking tour of recently redeveloped downtown properties, led by the City of Eugene’s Planning and Development team. Tour will depart from the Hult Center.

​7:00 - 7:30pm

Reception at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts

​7:30 – 9:00pm

Dinner and Keynote: Lynn Peterson, Governor Kitzhaber’s Sustainability and Transportation Policy Advisor


Saturday, August 4

​7:45 - 8:15am

Breakfast at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts

​8:15 - 8:30am

Presentation on the Sustainable City Year Program by Marc Schlossberg, Co-Director of the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative.

8:30 – 10:30am

Better Outreach to Engage Stakeholders

Jacob Smith, PlaceMatters, Former Mayor of Golden, CO

Scott Deederly, Calgary, AB, Policy Analyst

Terri Harding, Eugene, OR, Senior Planner

Eric Gordon, Emerson College Engagement Game Lab

​10:30 - 10:45am

​Break

​10:45 – 12:45pm

Tackling Density in Residential Neighborhoods

Roger Millar, Vice President, Smart Growth America

Patrice Carroll, Seattle, WA, Senior Planner

Eric Engstrom, Portland, OR, Principal Planner

Patricia Thomas, Eugene, OR, Urban Design Planner

​1:00pm

Lunch at the Eugene Saturday and Farmers’ Markets



  • Making Bus Rapid Transit Work in Your City

    More and more US cities are considering or implementing Bus Rapid Transit to provide an efficient and economical transit option. How are cities building these systems, given limited resources and how are they marketing them to transit riders? How do BRT systems affect the growth of a business corridor? Full Briefing Book Here.

  • Strategies for Downtown Development and Revitalization

    Downtowns are the economic and cultural heart of a city, and cities can employ various tools to support development, but effective strategies are not always obvious. How can cities encourage downtown development as opposed to development elsewhere? How does zoning affect development and create a walkable, welcoming, vibrant downtown? What role does transit play in driving downtown development? Full Briefing Book Here.

  • Keynote
  • Sustainable City Year Program
  • Better Outreach to Engage Stakeholders

    Cities strive to involve a broad array of residents in the planning process, but the standard public meeting doesn’t go far enough anymore. How can cities most effectively reach out to engage stakeholders from different ethnic groups, age ranges, neighborhoods and income levels? What best practices to engage constituents in decisions about a polarizing topic? How is technology, art and crowdsourcing being used to enhance participation and improve the quality of collaboration with citizens? Full Briefing Book Here.

  • Tackling Density in Residential Neighborhoods

    Residents are historically comfortable with downtown density, but not so in single-family home, residential neighborhoods. How can cities increase palatable density in residential neighborhoods to support retail nodes and transit and to slow the growth of sprawl? What steps have cities taken to create the capacity for growth while maintaining local character? Full Briefing Book Here.

Making Bus Rapid Transit Work in Your City

Resources

The Emerald Express: Overcoming Growing Pains and Opposition to Bus Rapid Transit, Michael Crowley, January 1st, 2014. Read more.



Recapturing Global Leadership in Bus Rapid Transit, Annie Weinstock, Walter Hook, Michael Replogle, and Ramon Cruz, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, May 1st, 2011. Read more.



Speakers

Ron Kilcoyne is the General Manager at Lane Transit District (LTD). He joined the District on July 18, 2011, with more than 32 years of transit experience. For the previous seven years, he was the Chief Executive Officer at Greater Bridgeport Transit in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Prior to Connecticut, he spent 10 years as the transportation manager at the City of Santa Clarita, California; 12 years at AC Transit in Oakland, California; and the remaining earlier years as a transit consultant. Ron has been active in the American Public Transit Association (APTA), having served on a variety of committees and on the APTA Board of Directors. Mr. Kilcoyne has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. 

Christine Lundberg became Springfield, Oregon’s 37th mayor when she was sworn in on December 6, 2010. Born and raised in Springfield, Mayor Lundberg grew up in a home where public service was considered an honor. After high school, she served her country by joining the Navy at a time when very few women chose to enlist. After her children were born she began volunteering for their schools, which was the springboard for her public service career. From there, she began to work on campaigns and community projects. She was elected to the Springfield City Council on in 1999 and served Ward 1, the Gateway Area, for more than a decade, through times of tremendous development and change. Mayor Lundberg attended the University of Oregon as well as Lane and San Diego Community Colleges. She has served on numerous committees, including Springfield Budget Committee, Finance and Judiciary Committee, Lane Metro Partnership, Springfield Legislative Committee, Metropolitan Policy Committee and Springfield Economic Development Agency. Mayor Lundberg enjoys running, gardening, and spending time with her family. In addition to her public service, Mayor Lundberg also works at a Service Director at a local heating and cooling service company. 

Annie Weinstock is the US BRT Program Director for the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP), based in New York City. She joined ITDP in May 2009 to oversee the organization’s work in Africa, working with governments in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and South Africa to implement bus rapid transit and pedestrian and bicycle initiatives. Since then, she has helped to launch ITDP’s US BRT program to bring true, gold-standard BRT to American cities. Before joining ITDP, she managed the planning and design of the dual bus lanes on Fifth and Madison Avenues in Manhattan, advocating for increased inclusion of BRT elements into the final design. Ms. Weinstock co-created and contributed to a PBS transportation blog and has published various articles in academic journals and magazines. She holds a master’s degree in transportation from the University of Washington and bachelor’s from the University of Massachusetts. 

David Wohlwill is the Program Manager for Longer Range Planning at the Port Authority of Allegheny County, where he has worked since 1989. The Port Authority which provides service for nearly 230,000 riders a day, owns and manages all of Pittsburgh’s busways, including one of the oldest Bus Rapid Transit facilities in the country. During his career, Mr. Wohlwill has managed planning and environmental studies for project, corridor and system transit studies and has represented Port Authority on planning studies being conducted by other local organizations, including Transit Oriented Development initiatives. Currently, he is managing a planning study of a new Bus Rapid Transit busway in Pittsburgh’s Downtown – Oakland – East End Corridor. 

Strategies for Downtown Development and Revitalization

Resources

Incorporating Sustainability into Downtown Master Plans & Codes, Nick Kalogeresis, May 1st, 2011. Read more.



Three Simple Ideas for Cities, Nathaniel Hood, June 6th, 2012. Read more.



Adding to Din of Downtown, Edward Russo, March 12th, 2011. Read more.



Digging Downtown, Edward Russo, April 1st, 2011. Read more.



The Rising?, Sherri Buri McDonald, October 3rd, 2011. Read more.



The Simple Math That Can Save Cities from Bankruptcy, Emily Badger, March 30th, 2012. Read more.



The Smart Math of Mixed-Use Development, Joseph Minicozzi, Planetizen, January 23rd, 2012. Read more.



Zoning Reform Strengthens Nashville Sustainability Efforts, Kaid Benfield, NRDC Switchboard, February 29th, 2012. Read more.



Smart Growth Stories: A Mayor’s Perspective, Mark Mallory, Smart Growth America, March 6th, 2012. Read more.



Sundance’s Stomping Grounds Get TIF’D, Bridget Moriarity, Next American City, May 22nd, 2012. Read more.



The Secret to Seattle’s Booming Downtown, Richard Florida , The Atlantic Cities, March 23rd, 2012. Read more.



Transit-oriented buildings fetch higher rates, Frances Bula, The Globe and Mail, June 11th, 2012. Read more.



Speakers

Rick Bernhardt is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Planning Department. A town planner for over 40 years, Rick’s practice has focused on creating sustainable communities, neighborhoods and places through the use of traditional planning and design principles. These techniques have been used to develop community-wide and project specific master plans. Mayor Dean recently charged Rick with the development of the Nashville 2040 General Plan to guide community development and investment decisions for the upcoming 25 years.
 
He is currently Executive Director of the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Planning Department. As Director, he instituted the application of the citizen-based Community Character Manual as a template for form-based community planning. Similarly, community based planning has led to the development of the model for integrated land use and transportation planning. He has led in the adoption of over 20 form-based codes to achieve the community’s vision.
 
A signatory to the Charter of the New Urbanism, Rick was director EDAW’s Town Planning Studio and Planning and Development Director for City of Orlando where he developed community–wide master plans, unified land development codes and assisted in the development of the initial version of what became the Smart Code. He serves on the board of the Form Based Codes Institute and served as the Chair of the Planners Task Force for the Congress of the New Urbanism. His work in Orlando with the Southeast Orlando Sector Plan and Baldwin Park resulted in the receipt of the initial Catherine Brown award from the Congress for the New Urbanism.
 
Rick was educated at Auburn University (B.S. in Economics) and Ohio State University (Master of City Planning with a concentration in housing and urban structure) and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University in 1997.

Mark Mallory was sworn in as the 68th Mayor of Cincinnati December 1, 2005 and was reelected in 2009. His election marked a new era for City Hall as the first two-term Mayor under the City's new Stronger-Mayor system, the first directly-elected black Mayor, and the first Mayor in over 70 years who did not come from City Council.

Mayor Mallory has championed the renaissance that is taking place throughout Cincinnati. His vision of a modern city that competes nationally and internationally for businesses, investment, and residents is rallying the community to produce major change. Mayor Mallory's leadership has pushed Cincinnati to pursue bold projects to transform the city and creative strategies to tackle large challenges.
 
Leading the City through one of the most difficult economic periods, Mayor Mallory has balanced the City budget while avoiding layoffs to police officers and firefighters, or significant reductions in City services. Under Mayor Mallory's leadership, the City of Cincinnati has been moving forward with several major developments and attracting new business investment.

Joseph Minicozzi, AICP, is a principal at Urban3, LLC, a consulting company of the real estate developer, Public Interest Projects (PIP). He has most recently served as the Executive Director for the Asheville Downtown Association and the new projects director of PIP. Before moving to Asheville, he was the primary administrator of the Form Based Code for downtown West Palm Beach, FL. Joe’s cross-training in city planning in the public and private sectors, as well as private sector real estate finance has allowed him to develop specific analytic tools that have garnered national attention in Planetizen, The Wall Street Journal, Planning Magazine, The New Urban News, National Association of Realtors, Atlantic Cities, and the Center for Clean Air Policy’s Growing Wealthier report. His work has been featured at the Congress for New Urbanism, the American Planning Association, and three New Partners for SmartGrowth conferences as a paradigm shift for thinking about development patterns.

Joe is a founding member of the Asheville Design Center, a non-profit community design center dedicated to creating livable communities across all of Western North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from University of Miami and Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University.

Kitty Piercy is a former teacher and state legislator, and is serving her second term as Mayor of Eugene. Jobs, the economy and strong support for the redevelopment of downtown have been a cornerstone of Mayor Piercy’s tenure. Since 2004 she has brought people together from across the political spectrum to make things happen in Eugene.

Mayor Piercy’s focus on downtown has helped produce over $100 million in development, transforming empty pits into pride. She launched a Sustainable Business Initiative to support and encourage the growth of businesses that make sustainable products and use sustainable practices. Eugene has adopted green building practices, has a city Sustainability Commission and sustainability liaison, and has adopted an ambitious Climate and Energy Action Plan. Mayor Piercy hosted a summit to develop a Regional Prosperity Plan for job creation. This has resulted in job spin-offs from University research, an online business help site, Chamber of Commerce support for bringing in investors, City low-interest loans and new business incubator sites. A Triple Bottom Line tool has been developed to analyze City decisions and
 
Envision Eugene has been an ambitious collaborative planning process for addressing the future growth of the city in keeping with community goals and values.
 
Mayor Piercy serves on a number of local, regional and state transportation committees to align land use and transportation planning. She is a strong advocate for mass transit and co-chairs Oregon’s Rail Alignment Committee. In the last three years, over $43 million dollars’ worth of roads have been repaired, more than ever in the history of Eugene.
 
Mayor Piercy is a strong advocate of arts and culture in Eugene, supporting the creation and continued well-being of the Arts and Business Alliance. She has worked to strengthen the town and gown relationship by attending events, speaking to classes, working to protect neighborhood livability, supporting research, the arts, and the Olympic Track and Field Trials. She understands the importance of healthy families and has served on the state’s Commission on Children and Families and in setting state child care policies.
Keynote

Speaker

Lynn Peterson currently serves as Governor John Kitzhaber’s Sustainable Communities and Transportation Policy Advisor. Lynn is the former Chair of the Clackamas County Commission and a nationally recognized transportation and land use integration expert. In her role with the Governor’s administration, Lynn leads the Governor’s policy efforts on a building a safe, complete and low-carbon transportation system and linking transportation investments to Oregon’s economy, housing needs, health and sustainability. Prior to serving on the Clackamas County Commission, Lynn worked as a transportation consultant and as a Strategic Planning Manager for TriMet. She was also a Transportation Advocate for 1000 Friends of Oregon and a Transportation Planner for Metro. Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison and two Masters degrees from Portland State University, in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Urban and Regional Planning. Lynn has dedicated her career to building safe and healthy communities.
Sustainable City Year Program

Speaker

Marc Schlossberg

Better Outreach to Engage Stakeholders

Resources

Harnessing the Power of Community Collaborations, Lyle Wray and Paul Epstein, March 1st, 2012. Read more.



Participation by Design: A Blog Series, Jacob Smith, June 9th, 2012. Read more.



Chicago’s $1.3 Million Experiment in Democracy, Josh Lerner, Megan Wade Antieau, April 20th, 2010. Read more.



To Understand the City’s Budget, Write It, Nate Berg, February 2nd, 2012. Read more.



Gaming City Planning: Community PlanIt in Detroit, Eric Gordon , June 11th, 2012. Read more.



Playing with Empathy: Digital Role-Playing Games in Public Meetings, Eric Gordon, Steven Schirra, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, June 1st, 2011. Read more.



Exploring New Modalities of Public Engagement, Jyoti Gupta, Jassica Bouvier, Eric Gordon, June 6th, 2012. Read more.



Setting an Example in Eugene: Collaborating To Find Common Ground on Growth, Craig Beebe, October 28th, 2011. Read more.



Envision Eugene – Innovation in City Government, City of Eugene, OR, January 1st, 2011. Read more.



New Program To Help Philly Crowd-source its Comprehensive Plan, Matt Bevilacqua, Next American City, June 5th, 2012. Read more.



Facebook for Cities: A Social Network for Building Better Neighborhoods, Claire Thompson, Grist, April 3rd, 2012. Read more.



Participatory Maps for Inclusive Cities, Shriya Malhotra, March 7th, 2012. Read more.



The Creative Community: How Three Communities Used Art to Build a Future, Rebecca Sanborn Stone, Engaging Cities, February 27th, 2012. Read more.



Fishing with the Right Lures, Randy Rodgers, May 4th, 2011. Read more.



Speakers

Eric Gordon is an associate professor in the department of visual and media arts at Emerson College and he is the director of the Engagement Game Lab. His work focuses on location-based media, media and urbanism, and games for civic engagement. In 2007, Eric co-founded the Hub2 project, which explores how virtual environments can engage people in community planning by enabling meaningful and sustainable deliberation. He was awarded a MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Grant to continue with this work. The result is the game Participatory Chinatown that launched in May 2010. His latest game project is called Community PlanIt. He is the author of The Urban Spectator: American Concept Cities from Kodak to Google, about the intersection of media and American urbanism, and co-author of Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World

Terri Harding, AICP, is a Senior Planner for the city of Eugene. She brings a wealth of experience in both the public and private sectors to her work in the City of Eugene Planning Division. After spending 8 years in the consulting world and 2 years in county and state planning agencies, Terri came to the City in 2006 to design and manage a new city initiative on compatible residential infill. Through this process, her community engagement expertise was sharpened, and in 2010 she began leading the outreach and engagement component of the City’s 20 year growth plan, Envision Eugene. The innovative, outcomes-based approach to engagement used for this project has been recognized by the Eugene Mayor, the state Department of land Conservation and Development’s Citizen Involvement Committee, and in Engaging Cities, an on-line planning blog. Terri holds a Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon, and double bachelor’s degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She serves on the Board of the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, and enjoys spending her free time gardening, hiking, and chasing around her 5 year old twins. 

Jacob Smith recently completed seven years on the Golden City Council, including the past four as mayor. During that time, he represented Golden on the board of the Denver Regional Council of Governments and on the executive committee of the Denver Metro Mayors Caucus. He previously served on the Golden Historic Preservation Board. Jacob has also worked for, worked with, and run nonprofits for more than fifteen years. He currently runs the PlaceMatters Institute, the think tank arm of the Denver-based nonprofit PlaceMatters. Jacob is also the co-author of The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit.

Scott Deederly is a Policy Analyst in the Office of the Mayor of Calgary. He joined Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s team after serving as a Constituent Assistant to Red Deer Member of Parliament Earl Dreeshen and previous Red Deer MP Bob Mills. Scott is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a double Major in History and Political Science and a Certificate in Global Governance. Experienced in running a legislative office, information research and serving constituents, Scott is a past associate member of the Association of Independent Information Professionals. In his policy role, Scott specializes in intergovernmental affairs, finance and the environment and liaisons with many city departments.

Tackling Density in Residential Neighborhoods

Resources

Quality Infill: Recommendations and Tools, Idaho Smart Growth, Urban Land Institute, January 1st, 2010. Read more.



Billings Grows Up: An Introduction to Infill Policy and Practice in Urban Montana, Smart Growth America, May 23rd, 2011. Read more.



Eastablishing an Attached Accessory Dwelling United (ADU), Department of Planning and Development, May 12th, 2011. Read more.



Backyard Cottages: Southeast Seattle Neighborhood Survey Results, Andrea Petzel, November 10th, 2008. Read more.



Eastablishing an Attached Accessory Dwelling United (ADU), Department of Planning and Development, May 12th, 2011. Read more.



Establishing a Backyard Cottage (Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit), Department of Planning and Development, May 12th, 2011. Read more.



Accessory Dwelling Units, American Planning Association, January 1st, 2014. Read more.



Pocket Neighborhoods’ For Sustainable Suburbs, Kaid Benfield , January 3rd, 2012. Read more.



Missing middle housing: Responding to demand for urban living, Dan Parolek, January 18th, 2038. Read more.



A Resolution of the City of Billings to Adopt an Infill Development Policy, City of Billings, MT, December 12th, 2011. Read more.



EcoDensity: How Density, Design, and Land Use will contribute to Environmental Sustainability, Affor, Vancouver (B.C.), City Council, City of Vancouver, June 10th, 2008. Read more.



Friendly Area Neighborhood Newsletter - April 2010, Southtowne Business Association and Friendly Area Neighbors, Friendly Area Neighborhood Newsletter, April 1st, 2010. Read more.



Eugene City Council Newsletter: Opportunity Siting Heats Up, City of Eugene, May 10th, 2010. Read more.



Opportunity Siting - A Program to Promote 20 Minute Living, City of Eugene. Read more.



Infill Compatibility Standards , Envision Eugene. Read more.



Chapter 33.266 Parking and Loading, City of Portland, OR, July 1st, 2011. Read more.



Accessory Dwelling Units, Portland Bureau of Development Services, April 15th, 2010. Read more.



The Infill Design Toolkit: Medium-Density Residential Development, City of Portland Bureau of Planning, December 1st, 2008. Read more.



Speakers

Patrice Carroll is a Senior Planner for the City of Seattle, Department of Planning and Development. Her current work includes a major review of the City’s Comprehensive Plan, citywide policy to support transit communities, and community outreach strategies. Before coming to Seattle, Patrice worked as a planner in public, private, and nonprofit sectors in the Philadelphia region, and also in Calgary and Sydney. In Philadelphia, Patrice led a series of
complex multi-sector partnerships for federal, state, and city government. For six years she managed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Philadelphia Urban Resources Partnership, a $2.4 million federal investment that brought together multiple public and private sector partners to restore urban environments. For four years she managed TreeVitalize, an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources that leveraged an $8 million dollar multi-partner investment to restore tree cover in the 5-county Philadelphia region.
She is a founding member of the Community Design Collaborative, a volunteer-based community design centre that provides pro-bono planning and design services to non-profit organizations and civic projects. Patrice holds a Master of City Planning degree, with a Certificate in Urban Design, from the University of Pennsylvania.
 
Eric Engstrom is a Principal Planner with the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. Eric has been a planner with the City of Portland for 15 years, working on a variety of land use and strategic planning topics, including infill development strategies, urban natural area protection, and zoning code reform. He has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University, and an undergraduate degree from the Evergreen State College. Eric managed the development of the recently adopted Portland Plan, a 25-year plan for the City's future, and he is currently leading an overhaul of the city's comprehensive plan.
 
Roger Millar, AICP, is a Vice President at Smart Growth America and the Director of Smart Growth America’s Leadership Institute, which provides technical assistance programs for state and local government. Prior to joining SGA, Roger held leadership positions in the public and private sectors, most recently as Director of the Missoula, Montana City/County Office of Planning and Grants. Projects in which Roger played a leadership role, particularly the development plan for Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District and the planning and design of the Portland Streetcar, are seen as national models. He has also managed or participated in signature projects for rural, resort and gateway communities throughout the American West.

Roger is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Certified Floodplain Manager. He is a member of the ASCE Committee for America’s Infrastructure, which produces the ASCE Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. He is also Past President of the Oregon Section of ASCE and of the Montana Association of Planners. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1982.

Patricia Thomas, AIA, is an Urban Design Planner at the City of Eugene. Following twenty years practicing architecture in the private sector, Patricia joined the City of Eugene Planning Division in 2000, at a time when the community was speaking up about the importance of design in the planning process. Patricia brings a wealth of experience with growing neighborhoods to her work ‐ from residential design focusing on integrating buildings in older neighborhoods to community involvement as a neighborhood leader. Her inquiring mind and keen eye searches for the reasons that the urban fabric seems often disjointed and unattractive. During her time with the city, she has built her knowledge about these issues and has begun to understand the answer to the questions…why does the city grow the way it does, what are the forces that trigger building decisions, and how do we create an integrated urban fabric? 

With the City of Eugene, she has been able to further a design and visioning approach to planning with a focus on solutions that can be realized with the participation of developers, residents and the city. Her professional interest is in making better neighborhoods ‐ the kinds of places that allow us to walk, visit with others, build the economy, feel safe and hopeful, and make a contribution to the community. In her free time, you can find Trish dancing, from Latin to hip hop, and tending her garden.

Name, Tile, City/Organization

DJ Baxter, RDA Director, Salt Lake City, UT
Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City, UT
Rick Bernhardt, Executive Director, Metropolitan Nashville Planning Department
Scott Bernstein, President, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Dave Bieter, Mayor, Boise, ID
Patrice Carroll, Senior, Planner Seattle, WA
Heidi Davison, MIP Steering Committee, Athens, GA
Scott Deederly, Policy Analyst, Calgary, AL
Eric Engstrom, Principal Planner, Portland, OR
Rob Gala, Regional Affairs Manager, Seattle, WA
Eric Gordon, Associate Professor, Emerson College
Ann Grodnik, Senior Associate, Mayors Innovation Project
Terri Harding, Senior Planner, Eugene, OR
George Heartwell, Mayor, Grand Rapids, MI
Michael Hursh, Community Services Manager, Auburn, WA
Ceri Jenkins, Senior Associate, Mayors Innovation Project
Mike Kasperzak, Mayor, Mountain View, CA
Ron Kilcoyne, General Manager, Lane Transit District
Mark Kleinschmidt, Mayor, Chapel Hill, NC
Pete Lewis, Mayor, Auburn, WA
Randy Lewis, Government Relations Officer, Tacoma, WA
Kelli Linville, Mayor, Bellingham, WA
Christine Lundberg, Mayor, Springfield, OR
Art Madrid, Mayor, La Mesa, CA
Mark Mallory, Mayor, Cincinnati, OH
George McCarthy, Director, Ford Foundation
Roger Millar, Vice President, Smart Growth America
Joseph Minicozzi, Principal, Urban3
Nils Moe, Senior Aide to the Mayor, Berkeley, CA
Babe O'Sullivan, Sustainability Liaison, Eugene, OR
David B. Panagore, Chief Operating Officer, Hartford, CT
Anna Peterson, Mayor, Salem, OR
Lynn Peterson, Sustainable Communities & Transportation Advisor, Office of the Governor
Kitty Piercy, Mayor, Eugene, OR
David Pope, Mayor, Oak Park, IL
Wayne Powell, Mayor, Manhattan Beach , CA
Satya Rhodes-Conway, Managing Director, Mayors Innovation Project
Joel Rogers, Director, Mayors  Innovation Project
Marc Schlossberg, Co-Director & Associate Professor, Sustainable Cities Initiative
Tom Schwetz, Director of Planning & Development, Lane Transit District
Jacob Smith, Director, PlaceMatters Institute
Paul Soglin, Mayor, Madison, WI
John Stromberg, Mayor, Ashland, OR
Patricia Thomas, Urban Design Planner, Eugene, OR
Jessica Topp, Outreach Specialist, Mayors Innovation Project
Annie Weinstock, US Country Director, Institute for Transportation & Development Policy
David Wohlwill, Program Manager, Longer-Range Planning Port Authority