pdx build agency
Portland, Oregon
This project investigates the use of scalable democratic processes to create more equitable and civil cities that more accurately reflect the lives and needs of all of its citizens. Current means of city-production give citizens very little opportunity to affect the shapes of the places they live in. This results in many communities with unmet needs and untapped potential. A facility that combines design-build construction with community design process can empower residents to change the places they live through the creation of resilient, socially-responsible infrastructure. The dissemination and scaling of these citizen-oriented processes will recast the city as a stage for the creativity and productivity of its residents.