Criterion Planners

725 Nw Flanders St Ste 303
Portland, OR 97209-3539
United States


725 Nw Flanders St Ste 303
Portland, OR 97209-3539
United States
(503) 224-8606

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Firm Specialization(s):

  • Community Development and Redevelopment
  • Economic Planning and Development
  • Environmental and Natural Resources Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Planning Methods

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Criterion is an urban and regional planning firm founded in 1979 to focus on the nexus of community planning and sustainability. The firm has since become a nationally-recognized leader in planning techniques and tools that help stakeholders create places that are measurably more livable and environmentally responsible.

Firm Highlights:

2011—Renewable Natural Resources Foundation Outstanding Achievement Award for the LEED for Neighborhood Development Rating System. 2009—Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award for The SmartCode. 2009—California Dept. of Conservation Green Leadership Award for Lake County solar and geothermal systems innovation. 2007—Sacramento Area Council of Governments Project of the Year for the Sacramento Pedestrian Master Plan. 2006—American Planning Association Outstanding Plan of the Year for the N.E. Illinois 2040 Regional Framework Plan. 2006—American Planning Association Best Use of Technology for Disaster Recovery Planning for the Mississippi Governor's Gulf Coast Renewal Forum.

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