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John Milliken

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Nov 17, 2010, 7:58:20 PM11/17/10
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Ladies and Gents,

I am of the opinion that we, of poetry pole builders, owners and aficionados have a social movement on our hands that significantly contributes to the concept of the "20 Minute City - Village" espoused by the City of Portland, the US Green Building Council (I am a member of the local Cascade Chapter) and is a core value of the Poetry Pole Group.  I am up for entering this contest and would like to work on it with one or two people in the group.

I will drive this and insure it is submitted in correct form and in a timely fashion.  Any takers?

John Milliken, LEED AP
Project Development
JKL Construction Services, Inc.
510 SW Third, Suite 420
Portland, OR 97204
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"El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz"' (respect for the rights of others is peace )
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Blade Runner. Mad Max. Wall-E. Science Fiction writers and Hollywood would have us believe that the future is pre-ordained and can be filled only with hyper-technology, crushing densities, the complete absence of nature and sometimes the implosion of human civilization.

Calling all designers, engineers, urban planners, futurists, artists and more!
  You can change this world-view and provide tangible solutions to make our future cities humane and ecologically sound. There are some serious incentives for your designs: cash prizes worth $125,000....including the first place prize of $75,000!

Launched by the International Living Building Institute, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the
Living City Design Competition is a global call for photo-realistic visualizations that show how existing cities might be retrofitted to meet all the requirements of the Living Building Challenge 2.0. There is also a $25,000 prize to showcase cities of the future that best retain their historic character.

Entries will be accepted between December 1, 2010 - February 1, 2011 and the winners will be announced at
Living Future in Vancouver, B.C. Visit the competition page for all the details and connect with the ILBI on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news.



Already participating in the competition? Are you willing to share your story? If so, contact our public relations firm: Megan Hilfer, Parsons Public Relations, 206.789.5668.



Very best,

The Living City Design Competition Team


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John Milliken, LEED AP
Project Development
JKL Construction Services, Inc.
510 SW Third, Suite 420
Portland, OR 97204
(P)  503.477.2321
(F)  503.288.1379
www.jklbuild.com

David Cooke

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Nov 17, 2010, 11:53:42 PM11/17/10
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Hello John and everyone,
    I would be interested in this and simultaneously we could also work up an application to The Big Read grant.  Here is the site http://neabigread.org/guidelines.php  I think if we coordinate with the school systems to get poetry boxes at each of the schools and at the homes of many of the poets and then just pop some Emily Dickinson or Jeffers in there for a few months we can fulfill the criteria and then move forward from there.
 
David Cooke


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Laurence Cotton

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Nov 18, 2010, 12:11:33 AM11/18/10
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I concur and say full steam ahead, all!

Let me know if you would like a grantwriter/professional writer involved in this endeavor. (Though time availability may be a factor.)

All best wishes,
Laurence

Laurence Cotton
Writer/Interpretive Planner
3564 NE Knott St.
Portland, OR 97212





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Entries will be accepted between December 1, 2010 - February 1, 2011 and the winners will be announced at 
Living Future in Vancouver, B.C. Visit the competition page for all the details and connect with the ILBI onFacebook and Twitter for the latest news.



Already participating in the competition? Are you willing to share your story? If so, contact our public relations firm: Megan Hilfer, Parsons Public Relations, 206.789.5668.



Very best,

The Living City Design Competition Team


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Tony Pfannenstiel

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Nov 18, 2010, 12:29:11 AM11/18/10
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Up, Larry. When ya coming over to look at my poetry tree. And for a walk
in my hood and for some coffee?  Please advise 

Tony
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Tony Pfannenstiel

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Nov 18, 2010, 12:30:26 AM11/18/10
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Way to go John and David. I'm behind you guys a hundred per cent. 


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Laurence Cotton

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Nov 18, 2010, 12:31:32 PM11/18/10
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John, David & Co:

Just a clarification to my earlier post. I am available to contribute some time to this, as a volunteer. If you would like an additional set of eyes on the proposal, that is. (I have co-written such proposals in the past, for similar kinds of competitions, public art projects, etc.)

Wishing this project great success and a Happy Thanksgiving to all,
Laurence

Laurence Cotton
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John Milliken

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Nov 18, 2010, 12:46:28 PM11/18/10
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Laurence,

I will get together with David within the next week.  I need to gather application materials and then discuss the plan forward with him.  A 'third set of eyes' and advice from you would be most appreciated.

David would you please send me your contact information?  I can be reached at popr...@msn.com or my cell phone 503-477-2321.

"El respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz"' (respect for the rights of others is peace )
-Benito Juarez




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David Cooke

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Nov 18, 2010, 1:43:53 PM11/18/10
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Here is my contact info.
David Cooke
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PO Box 1552
Lake Oswego
 
Poetry Box (To be constructed)
4328 NE 63rd Ave
Portland OR 97218
 
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Matt Blair

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Nov 20, 2010, 2:31:04 PM11/20/10
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Hi John (and everybody),

I'm interested in this, too, and will happily provide a fourth pair of eyes. I don't have much time to work on it in November, but expect to have some time for it in December and beyond, which fits within the submission window. Please keep me informed.

I've been meaning to send an update to everyone, and it relates to promoting a walkable city, so here goes:

Yes, the poetry box app is still in progress. Since my last update, another app of mine won the Most Appealing App Award in Portland's Civic Apps Challenge. You can learn more about it and see a video here:


If you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch, there's also a link there to the store, where you can download the app for free.

I'm in the process of integrating some of the final polish work that I did on the trees app into the poetry box app, and also another app that features public art installations around the city. I hope to release both of those by the end of the month.

The three apps together (trees, poetry boxes and public art) are coalescing into a series of apps for urban ramblers. My goal is to promote walking, connection, discovery and delight. I have ideas for a few more -- of particular relevance to the Living City Design Competition is one that would feature historical sites -- but I won't have time for any of those until next year.

David, regarding your suggestion about the Big Read grant: do you know of an organization that would be willing to be an umbrella for the 501(c)3 status, or were you thinking of partnering with a school/library for that? It sounds like an interesting opportunity. Please keep me informed about this one, too.

Have a great weekend everybody,

Matt
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