Tanner Springs Park , designed by Atelier Dreiseitl and GreenWorks, is one of five finalists for the Urban Land Institute's Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award. Judges from the ULI selection committee came to Portland to assess Tanner Springs on July 20th. The winner will be revealed at the institute's Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo, Oct. 16-19 in Denver. "The $10,000 prize is reserved for a public open space that changes or revives its surrounding community" (Daley;2012). The Portland Pearl district park contains wetlands which attract wildlife, treat runoff from the surrounding area and provide a scenic and serene setting for downtown park goers. More about the park and the award is featured in an article from The Oregonian that ran Wednesday, July 25th.
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