Division Street Tour


Most people think Portland’s livability is organic, but in fact it was an intentional set of policies and ideas that helped make Portland the great place it is today. Now, Portland is leveraging its livability to grow its economy. Known as one of the nation’s greenest metropolitan areas, Portland is attracting talent from around the world interested in cashing in on the “second paycheck” of urban livability in the creative city. But does the livability dividend accrue to all Portlanders equally?

Through a series of stops along SE Division Street, this tour will unpack the secrets to Portland’s successes as well as the challenges it faces, including collaborative governance, climate action planning and resilience, social justice and equity, rapid growth and the housing crisis, and transforming the city for a post-carbon future.

Pre-registration is required via your conference registration. For more information, visit the Tours and Side Events webpage.