Portland gets sustainability 'virtual museum'

Portland gets sustainability 'virtual museum'

Portland historian Chet Orloff unveiled a virtual Museum of the City to show off the city's sustainability.

“With increasing numbers of the world’s population moving to cities every year, urban environments are critical crucibles for sustainable living,” said Orloff. “The Museum of the City explores past and present cities, exhibiting the science, art and culture, design and policies, and programs that contribute to sustainable communities.”

The effort will allow urban sustainability students to display different kinds of text, pictures, documents and videos. Orloff worked with the International Council of Museums’ Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities on the project. PSU's Institute for Sustainable Solutions launched the Museum of the City as a 2010 pilot project.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.