ERIC Number: ED225226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-19
Reference Count: 0
A Conference on the Use of Surplus Space. Summary. (Portland, Oregon, August 19, 1981).
Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, Portland, OR.
In opening speeches to conference participants, Multnomah County (Oregon) Commissioners Caroline Miller and Earl Blumenauer stressed the need for government and individuals to cooperate in providing educational and community services in an era of declining resources. Dale Hess summarized his monograph "Rising above Decline." Richard Andrews spoke on policy alternatives available to better utilize school space. Bob Packard reported on the development of the Multnomah County School Plan. Michael Carrol discussed the actions taken by the Seattle (Washington) Public Schools to use vacant structures; Jim Todd gave examples of mechanisms for cooperation that are working in Seattle; and Rich Smith discussed Seattle's response to the problem of zoning. Small-group discussions were held on the topics of (1) sale or lease of vacant buildings, (2) shared use of open facilities, and (3) process considerations. Topic questions and summary statements recorded by each group, along with copies of the questionnaires administered before and after the conference with tabulated responses, are included. Questionnaire responses from approximately 45 participants revealed an overwhelming support for the provision of a wide range of services. A bibliography and selected abstracts from the ERIC database are appended. (MLF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multnomah County Board of Commissioners, Portland, OR.
Note: For a related document, see ED 219 841.