Science Pub Portland: Urbanism & Technology

APR 12, 2018 | 7-9PM

Tickets are no longer available to pre-purchase for tonight's Science Pub. We still have 61 seats available for tonight that can be purchased at the door. Also, please note that our restaurant, Theory will not be open for dinner. We have another educational event taking place.

 

This Science Pub Portland event at OMSI’s Empirical Theater was originally scheduled for February 20 and was cancelled due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 12.

 

Pre-purchased tickets for Feb. 20 will be honored.

 

Urbanism Next: How Emerging Technologies Will Change the City as We Know It 
With Nico Larco, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon and is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative and Becky Steckler, AICP,  Program Manager for Urbanism Next at the University of Oregon 


Canceled: February 20, 2018 - Rescheduled to April 12, 2018 | Doors Open @ 5PM 

$5 advance purchase for guaranteed seats; $5 suggested donation at the door. Tickets available online or at the OMSI front desk until 2pm on the day of the event; see below for details.

 

Advances in technology such as the advent of autonomous vehicles (AV’s), the rise of E-commerce, and the proliferation of the sharing economy are having profound effects not only on how we live, move, and spend our time in cities, but also increasingly on urban form and development itself. These new technologies are changing the ease of transportation, the role of transit, and the places we spend our time.

 

In this talk, architect and urban design professor Nico Larco, AIA and land use planner Becky Steckler, AICP — both from the Sustainable Cities Initiative at the University of Oregon — will talk about how these changes will have profound effects on cities including large shifts in land use, changes in street design, a potential reduction of the need for parking, a shift on where we choose to live, and challenges for urban density, the extent of sprawl, and the vitality of urban areas.

 

Nico Larco is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon and is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Sustainable Cities Initiative, a nationally and internationally awarded, multidisciplinary organization that focuses on sustainability issues as they relate to the built environment.  Prof. Larco is a licensed architect with professional experience in the fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Planning, and Development. His research focus is on sustainable urban design and how technological advances are changing city form and development.  He recently developed the Sustainable Urban Design Framework that organizes urban design elements and approaches related to sustainability.

 

Becky Steckler, AICP is the Program Manager for Urbanism Next at the University of Oregon. She has over 17 years of experience in Oregon’s land use planning program and a Master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. Between 2007 and 2017, she was an independent contractor working for a wide array of public and nonprofit clients, most recently as the Program and Policy Manager for the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association. Ms. Steckler worked on legislative and policy issues, trainings and events, health and planning, and communications for OAPA. Before becoming a contractor, she worked for the Department of Land Conservation and Development, ECONorthwest, and the California Coastal Commission.

 

You can follow both Mr. Larco and Ms. Steckler’s work at urbanismnext.uoregon.edu.

 


OMSI Science Pub at the Empirical Theater will be a ticketed event. To guarantee a seat at this event, please buy tickets online or at the OMSI front desk until 2pm on the day of the event. Please show your ticket at the theater entrance upon arrival.

 

If the event sells out, we will update the website and Facebook listings accordingly. If the event does not sell out in advance, attendance will be first-come, first-served at the door and at-the-door admission will remain a suggested donation.

 

There will no longer be official seat reservations available at the door. You are welcome to reserve a seat with your jacket or sweater.


Science Pub OMSI is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone – no scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge! For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.

 

Pizza and salads will be available in our restaurant, Theory, and sandwichs and snacks from the Empirical Café. Guests can check-in at the theater entrance and find a seat before grabbing dinner and drinks. Food and drink are welcome in the theater. Parking is free for the event. Doors open at 5pm.

 

For more information or to sign up for our mailing list, email: sciencepub@omsi.edu.