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GOOD Ideas for Cities event a blast!

We’ve been busy at work on the submittal for the GOOD Ideas for cities proposal for bike infrastructure. The event was a great success – and the conversation for new bike concepts in Portland and beyond, mixed with some luck and political will, has the potential to elevate the conversation and adopt some new infrastructure … Continue reading

GOOD Bicycle Transportation

“What we’re missing is a a truly game-changing bikeway that connects a Portland neighborhood to the city center“ Our challenge is set.  As one of the creative teams working on the GOOD Ideas for Cities, we are tasked with coming up with the future of bicycle transportation in Portland.  As envisioned by our local expert … Continue reading

Very GOOD news!

The results are in, and the THINK.urban team of Jason King, Allison Duncan and Katrina Johnston is one of the groups that will be presenting as part of the GOOD Ideas for Cities event in Portland, being held on February 16th at Ziba and hosted by Portland State University Graphic Design Department. From the GOOD … Continue reading

Ikea Urbanism

Say what you want about the furniture giant Ikea, but I appreciate their ability to transfer Scandinavian sensibility into modern American urban living (if you’re into that kind of thing). Overstuffed couches? Give me an apartment-appropriate two-seater sofa any day. Even if you throw in a bookcase and area rug you’re still spending less than … Continue reading

GOOD Ideas for Cities

We’re happy to say we submitted our team qualifications for the upcoming event in Portland for GOOD Ideas for Cities.  They are preparing events by looking for innovative creative teams “…designers, architects, artists, filmmakers—anyone who uses creative, visual thinking to solve problems. Teams will be assigned a challenge issued by a local urban leader, then … Continue reading

The City 2.0

In a somewhat confounding turn, the latest recipient of the TED prize is not a person, but an idea – The City 2.0.   I say confounding because it seems to be an ambiguous take on a prize that essentially has been directed towards those already occupying the upper echelons of celebrity – such as Bono, … Continue reading



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