Suite 320

We are pleased to share our space with these talented professionals.

The Bookin GroupThe Bookin Group LLC (TBG). Founded in 1990, TBG is the sole proprietorship of Beverly Bookin, an urban planner in practice since 1982. She is joined by Senior Planner Chris Hagerman, a practicing planner since 2005.  TBG undertakes assignments in general land use and transportation planning; institutional master planning; regional and local regulatory monitoring; public policy analysis and land use zoning code preparation; health care planning and facility design; group facilitation; and project management for a wide range of public agencies, institutions, private-sector companies and non-profit organizations.  Either alone or in collaboration with other professionals, the firm’s work is recognized for its integrity, technical soundness, quality presentation and political sensitivity.  TBG’s focus on land use entitlements and long-range/ campus master planning is a perfect complement to COC land use and public outreach skills.

Beverly holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Portland State University.  She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planning (AICP). Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Geology from Carleton College and PhD in Urban Geography from the University of Minnesota. TBG is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the State of Oregon.

Beverly Bookin can be reached at 503.241.2423 or at

Green Sports AllianceGreen Sports Alliance is a non-profit organization with a mission to help sports teams, venues and leagues enhance their environmental performance. Alliance members represent over 180 sports teams and venues from 16 different sports leagues. Since February of 2010, the Alliance has brought together venue operators, sports team executives and environmental scientists to exchange information about better practices and develop solutions to their environmental challenges that are cost-competitive and innovative. The information gathered from this collaboration is available to Alliance members in order that they gain a better understanding of how sporting events can be performed in an environmentally sensitive manner.

For more information about the Alliance, please visit, or follow @sportsalliance on Twitter, or Green Sports Alliance on Facebook.

Renee LertzmanDr. Renee Lertzman is an applied researcher, speaker, instructor and strategic communications specialist who focuses on the deeper psychological dimensions of sustainability – charged issues requiring sensitive communications. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, The GuardianThe EcologistTimeOrion Magazine, The Sun MagazineClimate Access and numerous other websites and blogs.

Her work – in the form of applied strategic communications, research design, workshops and seminars – targets how to generate real, lasting behavioral change. It is a systems-based psychosocial approach that is scalable, powerful and effective. She provides consultation internationally to a range of organizations, across sectors – governmental, private and public.

Dr. Lertzman’s work is founded on a meaning-centered approach (meaning drives our behaviors, not incentives, tricks or games), addressing behavioral change “from the inside out.” She designs strategic communications, research tools and systemic approaches to engagement that help generate the insights required for an innovative, solutions-based economy. She also designs and produces workshops and seminars for professionals seeking to deepen their understanding of the current psychological landscape, helping them assess new tools and approaches more critically and more effectively. She holds a PhD in psychosocial studies from Cardiff University, and a MA in communication studies from UNC Chapel Hill.

Renee Lertzman can be reached at 503.449.9731 or at

We currently have one office suite available. Contact us for more information.


M/W/ESB Teaming Opportunities. Cogan Owens Cogan, LLC seeks teaming partners certified with the State of Oregon as minority, women and emerging small business (M/W/ESB) enterprises. We would like to hear from you if you are a M/W/ESB practitioner or firm experienced in any of the following disciplines or related fields:

  • Economic development
  • Environmental planning and permitting
  • Facilitation
  • Housing and community development
  • Land use planning, code development and permitting
  • Organizational development
  • Parks and recreation planning
  • Public outreach and involvement, especially to minority and non-English-speaking communities
  • Public relations
  • Strategic planning
  • Sustainability
  • Transportation planning
  • Urban design

Please e-mail a statement of interest and brief informational material or samples to