Students compete to make a 20-minute neighborhood out of gingerbread
Never mind making a gingerbread house — Portland State University’s Students in Transportation Engineering and Planning (STEP) club has more ambition than that.
Every December the club gets together to create sweet solutions to planning challenges. Past objectives have included designing a gingerbread Columbia River Crossing in 2011, or last year’s “transportation and Portlandia” theme.
This year’s gathering, which took place Thursday, December 4, set out to create a gingerbread 20-minute neighborhood: a vibrant, densely packed area of delicious mixed residential and commercial land uses, also known as a transit-oriented development.
The STEP students stepped up as usual, creating some fantastic livable, and edible, neighborhoods for the holidays.