The Oregon, By Design initiative is guided by the principle that together Oregon citizens can create livable communities inspired by, and responsive to, Oregon’s natural beauty. Architect Bob Hastings is exploring how design and design-thinking can promote economic prosperity, environmental health and social cohesion throughout the state.
In collaboration with The Architecture Foundation of Oregon
I've been working with communities for years.to achieve their goals, needs, desires, and aspirations. Now, through Oregon/ By Design, I'm working to research, develop, and implement a state-wide network of design support. To me, design thinking is not about objects or structures, it's about outcomes. Positive Oregon outcomes are well within sight.
I began by identifying statewide values, needs and goals. Then, with this background, I researched and evaluated a wide variety of international design policies, including their support and promotion programs. After two years of this research - and validation by a panel of Oregon stakeholders - Oregon, By Design is now focused on: