Livability List August 8-19

It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the news in land use and livability. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters. But don't worry if you miss something along the way--our Livability List recaps some of our recent social media highlights.

Event Recap: Matt Love on Tom McCall, the Oregon Coast, and Our Continuing Fight

We were pleased to go to Lincoln City August 8 to hear from Matt Love, an author, educator, and passionate defender of the Oregon Coast. Love gave us a clear message about our duties as Oregonians to keep protecting the Coast.

Transit Choices: Jarrett Walker Leads Workshop at Portland State

Nathen Lamb, Communications Intern

What makes for a good transit system? What are the key issues that planners and policy makers focus on? Are our current transit systems serving the needs of the community? These were the questions at a recent workshop in Portland led by consultant Jarrett Walker.

Daring Mighty Things: Recapping An Evening With Three Land Use Legends

By Craig Beebe, Photos by Dave Garlock

Unprecedented vision, remarkable successes—but considerable fragility. Such were the characterizations of Oregon’s land use program shared by three “land use legends” on Thursday evening, January 10, at the first event in our 2013 McCall Society Speaker Series.

Thursday Event is Full

Our McCall Speaker Series event this Thursday, January 10, featuring "Three Land Use Legends" is now full. We apologize to those who will be unable to join us for the evening.

Dr. Richard Jackson's Message to Oregon

Tue, 07/10/2012 (All day)

Public health expert Dr. RIchard Jackson toured Oregon last month, giving talks co-sponsored by 100 Friends to 650 people in nine cities. He delivered a clear message: we are in the middle of a public health crisis that's rooted in the way we build our communities, and we need to take action. 

How Do You Get to the Forest Grove Farmers Market?

Our friends at Westside Transportation Alliance made this great timelapse video of our MAX to Market Pedalpalooza ride on June 13.

Seven Things We Learned Biking in Helvetia

1000 Friends was pleased to join our friends at the Westside Transportation Alliance and Helvetia Community Association on Sunday, June 10, in hosting a Pedalpalooza ramble through lovely Helvetia.

For the People: Land Use Leadership Initiative Explores Citizen Engagement in Planning

On April 22, 1000 Friends staff, Land Use Leadership Initiative participants and Rebooting Democracy conference attendees had a conversation about changing practices and trends in public engagement, considering strategies for enhancing the value of public involvement in land use planning and decision-making.

Governor Barbara Roberts Shares Her Oregon Story

Before a rapt audience at Portland's Laura Russo Gallery on Tuesday, April 10, Governor Barbara Roberts told of her Oregon roots, her perspective and experiences in Oregon politics, and her idea's for Oregon's future.

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