“A touchstone and guide for City bureau and other agency work programs, and a participatory and advocacy tool for community stakeholders.”
– Portland City Council Resolution
Adopted November 20, 2008
Barney & Worth led an extensive public outreach effort to involve community members in an assessment of two neighborhoods in NE Portland. The Cully-Concordia Community Assessment was, from the start, a partnership effort involving the City of Portland’s Planning Bureau, Portland Public Schools and numerous community members. This collaborative effort was designed to assess the educational, economic, public facility and service needs of families and children in this diverse and growing area.
Outreach efforts successfully engaged a full range of area organizations, residents, business people, students and school staff. A diverse community discussion group continues to meet regularly to identify and tackle priority actions to make the neighborhoods better places to live, work and play.
Recognized as a successful model for building community partnerships to take positive action, the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability presented the Cully-Concordia project in an educational session at the American Planning Association’s 2009 National Planning Conference.