Portland Architecture

Neighborhoods, Public Involvement, and Pattern Language, an Interview with Heather Flint Chatto by Brian Libby, Portland Author, Writer & Architecture Critic, Feb. 2020

PDX Main Streets was co-founded by Heather Flint Chatto (with Linda Nettekoven and others), the person behind the outreach. She’s a planner and urban designer with 20 years of work in environmental design, civic and regional planning and environmental policy practice. Now the head of her own firm, Forage Design, Flint Chatto has designed homes, tiny-house villages, stormwater management plans, neighborhood master plans, zero-energy tool kits, historic-district planning documents, and much more. These days, for example, besides main street planning, she’s keen to talk about how kiosks can help encourage activity in public spaces.

Future Prairie

Patterns with Heather Flint Chatto, Interview with Joni Whitworth, Future Prairie Radio, Season 3, Episode 4, July 2020.

Urban designer Heather Flint Chatto talks about environmental design, street art, civic planning, and the future of collaborative policymaking.

Learn more about how art and design make the difference in designing the future of our city, including how to “see” hidden density, and how the patterns of place can help make new and old buildings fit together.

Village Portland

Tools to Manage Growth & Change with PDX Main Streets Director, Heather Flint Chatto, Interview with Andrew Wilkins, Editor, The Village Project, November 2019

Heather Flint Chatto spoke about the City of Portland’s plan to change citywide design policies, the work of PDX Main Streets, and best practices for city design and architecture.


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