Wim Wiewel: Time for "Bigger Plans"

Wim Wiewel at the Augen GalleryWim Wiewel keeps a bust of Daniel Burnham in his office. He didn’t bring it to our McCall Society Speaker Series event on October 16, but the Portland State University President did describe it in absentia to make a key observation about Portland and Oregon.

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.

Pull Up a Chair: Share Your Values at Oregon's Kitchen Table

Want to help shape Oregon policy makers' decisions about jobs, the economy, health, and more? The Oregon's Kitchen Table project is a great opportunity to participate in the conversation. Sign up now to participate in the 2013 Oregon Values and Beliefs Survey.

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Stepping Ahead: Oregon Enters New Phase of Scenario Planning

What do a sidewalk in Keizer, faster bus service in Medford, neighborhood parks in Corvallis, and mixed-use buildings in Bend have in common?

They are all benefits that might arise from Oregon’s most significant recent planning initiative: regional scenario planning.

Celebrating a Century of Public Beaches in Oregon


One hundred years ago this week, Governor Oswald West and the Oregon Legislature gave the state a wonderful birthday present: setting aside its beaches as public property. We're pleased to celebrate this early land use victory:

Meet our 2013 Land Use Leadership Initiative Cohort

We're pleased to introduce the 20 individuals who have been selected to participate in the second year of our Land Use Leadership Initiative. They come from a diversity of perspectives and professional backgrounds, and together will consider and confront some key issues facing the Oregon and the Portland region.

Daily Journal of Commerce Highlights 1000 Friends Infrastructure Report

Lee Fehrenbacher
Daily Journal of Commerce
Wed, 01/16/2013 (All day)

The Daily Journal of Commerce has looked into our recent report on the infrastructure challenges facing Oregon communities, and what we can do to save taxpayers money in the long run.

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.

Building a Bridge on Bad Data? 1000 Friends Urges Reconsideration of Salem River Crossing

In Salem, leaders are soon to make a choice about whether to build the Salem River Crossing across the Willamette River, a massive project that could cost more than $800 million. Supporters say the bridge is needed to handle projected traffic and population growth in Polk and Marion counties. But new data show that these assumptions may be incorrect.

New 1000 Friends Report Explores the Full Costs of Sprawl

Entitled More Extensive Is More Expensive, our new report explores Oregon's growing fiscal burden from sprawl-related infrastructure. Using examples from around the nation, we suggest a more transparent approach that could savie Oregon communities millions.

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