“Rebranding Bikes and Buses” – A Portland Perspective

   Hot off the press over at Fast Company Design is an article by the Danish design group, Skibsted Ideation, titled, “How Do You Wean People Off Cars? By Rebranding Bikes And Buses.” To set the stage for their perspective, the authors review the recent lackluster launch of the Tata Nano in India. In concept, […]

Tim Smith talks Civic Ecology at TEDx

Tim Smith, Principal and Director of Urban Design + Planning at SERA, was honored to speak at the recent TEDx event held at Portland’s Concordia University. Click below to view his presentation. In the ever-important (yet increasingly cluttered!) conversation about “sustainability,” what are the key innovations that are showing us the way forward? Are more […]

Civic Ecology – Damascus Style!

On Saturday 12 February 2011, the City of Damascus (Oregon) hosted the first of its two Civic Ecology Workshops at Damascus City Hall. The workshop was facilitated by staff from SERA Architects and CH2M HILL as part of on-going sustainability planning efforts for the City. The premise behind Civic Ecology is that attaining sustainability requires […]