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Downtowns: Adaptive Reuse Project of the 2020s

Remaking Cities Institute Director Ray Gastil Speaks “Downtowns: Adaptive Reuse Project of the 2020s in the “Covid-19: One Year Later” Series, Portland Society of Architects, March 5, 2021. The talk focuses on how downtowns are an adaptive reuse challenge that goes beyond individual buildings to the plazas, parks, and public spaces, indoors and out. The use and form of these spaces and their interconnections with the buildings that surround them are part and parcel of this reuse project. Accelerated trends, and new ones, are changing the role of central business districts, as neighborhoods, business centers, and places of equitable opportunity.