Wonk Night at the Library, January 4Posted by Steve in News on December 29th, 2010 – 1 Comment
AROW Wonk Night
January 4, 2011
Publications Room (near the call desk, close to the newspaper shelves)
at the Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Avenue
We’ll be cracking open old urban plans, traffic manuals, maps and other exciting City of Portland documents from the past stored in the central library’s basement, and available via the call desk in Publications. It’s a fun opportunity to see why much of the built environment is the way it is today, and what it could have been. Heard about the Bus Rapid Transit proposal that would devote 2 exclusive lanes to BRT up and down MLK, as proposed in the mid 70′s? Of course you haven’t, it’s buried in an old plan for Union Ave that only exists in the analog archives!
You can look up what you want ahead of time via the online library catalog: https://catalog.multcolib.org/search – Try searches for street names, corridors, urban renewal districts and so forth.
You’re encouraged to bring a digital camera or scanner for ‘fair use’ copying and digitization of compelling documents! If you’re at work, come by when you get out – we should be there through 6:30. If you get lost or can’t find us, shoot a text to 503-877-2699.
Beer & tea to follow at location TBA. See you then!