One of North America’s greatest renewable resources are its forests. That resource — and businesses around it — are emerging as powerful players in building sustainable cities. The Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce and CityAge are thrilled to present Forest Cities — a look at how wood and advanced innovative wood technologies present major opportunities in urban design and construction. This virtual event will take a particular look at the move to cross-laminated timber, and the opportunities it opens up for mass timber construction in towns and cities across North America.
Portland, and other cities on the edge of North America’s forest economy, are well-positioned to be leaders in this trend to use of wood and advanced technologies to shape innovative building systems. We’ll look at how developers, designers and construction firms in North America’s Forest Cities can accelerate — and benefit from — the use of wood-tech in building our cities and economy.