Survey: Oregonians Prioritize Investment in Infrastructure, Farm/Forest Protection, and Water Quality

Oregonians are sending state leaders clear priorities to drive the economic recovery:  invest in good long term bets, like world-class infrastructure, a reliable resource economy, and healthy rivers and aquifers.

Oregon Cities Making Progress Toward "Complete Communities", Report Finds

Once again Oregon communities are receiving high praise from a national source. This time it’s a new report from Reconnecting America, examining American communities’ progress toward creating “complete communities.”

Jason Miner in the Oregonian: Let's Discuss Real Options for Portland's Parking Debate

As Portland grows, parking has become a hot topic in neighborhoods where new apartments are being built. In an op-ed published by the Oregonian on September 26, our Executive Director explains why the debate needs to consider workable solutions, instead of a dichotomy between parking or no parking.

Mia Nelson in Register-Guard: Sift Through Rhetoric About Eugene Bus Rapid Transit

Eugene City Councilors will soon decide whether to proceed with an extension of the successful EmX bus rapid transit system. In an op-ed for the Register-Guard, our Willamette Valley Advocate explains why it's important to think very carefully about the decision's potential impact.

Sightline Report: Northwest Gas Consumption Hits Historic Lows

A new report finds Northwesterners are using gasoline at rates not seen since the 1960s, as per-capita vehicle travel plateaued in the 1990s, vehicle efficiency has improved, and younger residents are less interested in driving especially.

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Oregon Land Use Program Is "What Works" in Government

An award-winning magazine describes Oregon's innovative land use planning program as the country's foremost model for achieving a balance of high-quality communities and thriving rural resource lands.

August Oregon Stories: Making Density Work, Stateline Lessons, and Land Use Is: Your Plate

Our Oregon Stories e-newsletter for August features new perspectives on quite a few things. From the attributes of good density, to the byways of eastern Oregon, to a renewed awareness of the importance of Oregon agriculture to the economy and what we eat.

"City Vitals" Study: Not Quite "Portlandia," but Portland Region Is Impressive

Well, the numbers are in, and of 51 metropolitan areas in the United States, the Portland region ranks… #50! In greenhouse gas emissions per capita, that is.

That ranking comes from the new City Vitals 2.0 report, released this week by CEOs for Cities.

Register-Guard Guest Viewpoint: "Transportation Bill is Step in the Wrong Direction"

In a new guest viewpoint for the Eugene Register-Guard, Chris Rall and Richard Hughes argue that the newly passed federal transportation bill is a disapointment which “represents the last gasp of a 20th century approach.”

The Transit Disconnect Between Jobs and Workers

Dave Garlock, Communications Intern
Fri, 07/13/2012 (All day)

Most jobs are located near transit, but most people can't easily take transit to those jobs. This is the finding of a new Brookings Institution study of the U.S.'s 100 largest metro regions.

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