Thriving Cities Initiative's Workshop 1

This is the first workshop for Thriving Cities Initiative's (TCI) pilot project.
Tack board with sticky notes and dots showing the words that became the Deep Drivers
8:00 am 5:00 pm


  • TCI will introduce the City Portrait and it's four lenses: social, ecological, local and global

Participants will then:

  • Examine Portland's City Portrait using existing city targets and recent data on city performance.
  • Explore everyday objects through the lenses of the City Portrait to better understand the dynamics and impacts of the city.
  • Uncover Portland's "Deep Drivers" — the underlying forces that drive the city's current consumption-intensive behavior and lifestyle patterns.
  • Imagine alternative, thriving visions for their city.

Read more about the workshop and its outcomes.