A delegation of the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation recently took part in a Leadership Exchange that brought them to Portland to get ideas and learn best practices from civic and business leaders here.
The Denver Post has published a series of takes on the visit by members of the delegation, covering the themes of sustainability, transit and health care.
Creating the sustainable city of the future, but Josh Gould, chairman and chief executive of RNL Design
Portland prides itself on being one of the top sustainable cities in the U.S. The claim is well-deserved.
After spending 2 1/2 days biking, walking and touring its neighborhoods, I could see that the city is doing several things right. Its Bureau of Planning and Sustainability ties overarching goals for sustainability into its Comprehensive Plan, its Climate Action Plan and even its zoning code. [more]
Streetcars and other amenities build a pearl of a community by Phil Washington, general manager of RTD
Though I knew metro Denver’s RTD transit system was larger in many respects than Portland’s, I also knew that the Portland TriMet transit system has experienced more ridership than RTD. I wanted to know why. [more]
Oregon took the lead in pushing for quality, value in health care by Dr. Jandel Allen-Davis, vice president of government and external relations for Kaiser Permanente
A diverse group of Denver leaders visited Oregon Health & Science University. Joe Robertson, the university’s president, and Chuck Kilo, its chief medical officer, discussed the school’s focus, which includes training health care providers and leaders to practice medicine with a greater focus on quality outcomes and cost considerations. [more]
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