University of Oregon

Arts and Administration Program

Summer Intensive Program -Creative Placemaking: Portland, OR

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June 2­7–July 2, 2016—Intensive Field Study in Portland
University of Oregon in Portland, White Stag Block (70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR)
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday- Friday
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Saturday
Room 150

June 20: Online component of course begins
June 27 - July 2: In Portland
July 15: Final project due


Portland is well known for its innovative urban design, engaged neighborhoods, creative environments for artisan businesses, sustainable thinking and practices, and also for challenges such as gentrification, access and inclusion. In Portland’s storied urban setting, we will use place-based examples to explore and build your knowledge and skills in the area of collaborative Creative Placemaking: Portland.

This is an intensive, six-day workshop offered by the UO Arts and Administration Program at the White Stag Block in Portland, designed for students and professionals from a variety of disciplines including arts and cultural management, urban planning and design, nonprofit management, historic preservation, community development, and the arts. 


  • lecture, panel discussions, student-centered group projects
  • discussions with civic leaders, organizers, cultural entrepreneurs, arts managers
  • visits to neighborhoods, businesses, organizations
  • evening outings and events

Intended Audience

Graduate and undergraduate students, cultural sector managers, planners, community developers, neighborhood activists, architects, community and cultural sector volunteers and employees, and others interested in local economies and using culture to make a difference in communities.

About the Instructor 

Bill Flood is a Portland Program Development Coordinator and an instructor at the UO Arts and Administration Program, School of Architecture and Allied Arts. He is a community cultural development consultant with twenty-five years of experience working with public and private nonprofit organizations. Bill’s role with this class is highly facilitative. He brings together a variety of knowledgeable and fascinating speakers and creates an enriching environment to provide a hands-on learning experience for students.