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John Fregonese


Fregonese Calthorpe Assc.
Portland, OR

John Fregonese has been a planner for 25 years, where he has earned the reputation of being able to create both an energizing vision for communities and concrete, workable solutions to urban problems. Mr. Fregonese is best known for his work in Portland, where he served for five years as the planning director for Metro during development of a regional growth concept. The concept calls for efficient use of land and an extensive commitment to public involvement, as well as preservation of natural areas, development of a strong connection between transportation and land-use decisions, and establishing a strong relationship between Metro and the three counties and 24 cities within the metropolitan region. Since starting Fregonese Calthorpe Associates in 1997, he has led a variety of planning projects, county-wide coordination plans, city comprehensive plans and development ordinances, and neighborhood and downtown plans throughout Oregon and the nation.

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