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Engaging With Oregon Communities
Because AFO believes the built environment matters to the quality of life in Oregon, we partner with organizations across the state to facilitate community driven design workshops.
Inspiring citizens and leaders to explore design solutions as a way to address community challenges, this initiative illustrates the transformative power of design to advance a community’s goals.
Design Skills Workshops
In partnership with Oregon By Design and The University of Oregon Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) program, AFO’s civic engagement initiative seeks to impact communities across Oregon. Building on previous efforts to inspire community leaders to explore design solutions to community challenges, this initiative illustrates the transformative power of design to advance a community’s goals.
Design Skills Workshops are geared to people with a keen interest in place-making. Participation is encouraged from groups interested in architecture, urban design, planning, transportation, housing, preservation, sustainability, redevelopment and economic development. Participants leave the workshop with practical tools and techniques to facilitate creative problem solving and a greater understanding of design thinking.