How Much Could Oregon Towns Save From Smarter Development?

Towns across Oregon are looking for ways to balance their budgets. Better development strategies could help them do that.

A new report released today by the national non-profit Smart Growth America reveals how much municipalities can save, on average, by using smart growth development strategies.

1KF in the News: Salem Bridge Looking Shaky, and Questions in McMinnville

The dangers of building a bridge on unstable foundations, and concerns about converting high-quality industrial land for a big box development in McMinnville: 1000 Friends has been active in the Willamette Valley lately.

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.

Metro Survey Shows Support for Transportation Choices, Cool Communities

Jim Redden
Portland Monthly
Thu, 05/02/2013 (All day)

A recent Opt In survey reveals that Portland region residents are concerned about climate change and safe transportation options in their communities, reports the Portland Tribune's Jim Redden:

Metro sponsored the online survey as part of its Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project. The regional elected government started the project in response to a directive from the 2007 Oregon Legislature to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles in the metropolitan area.

Better Land Use Means Better Biking, Walking, Transit: 1000 Friends at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit

1000 Friends is pleased to once again participate in the Oregon Active Transportation Summit (OATS), the state's largest gathering of advocates, researchers, planners, and others with an interest in healthy communities where walking, biking, and transit are safe, reliable options for residents.

Funding Restored for Southeast 136th Avenue Sidewalks in Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has announced that he intends to restore funding for a sidewalk project on Southeast 136th Avenue in Portland, after a young girl's death in the area.

The Land Use Leadership Initiative Explores the topic of Affordable Communities

Tara Sulzen
Mon, 04/08/2013 (All day)

 

Our Land Use Leadership Initiative (LULI) took a tour of North Portland and Cully neighborhoods on Thursday, March 21. LULI Program Coordinator Tara Sulzen reflects on what we learned and discussed. 

1000 Friends and Oregon Walks in the Oregonian: Time for Safer Streets in Portland

​The Portland Bureau of Transportation's director has proposed removing funding for some sidewalk and curb-cut projects in order to address a backlog in street maintenance.

Safer Streets for Everyone: 1000 Friends Co-Signs Letter to Portland Mayor Hales and City Council

Safe streets for walking are a critical concern for all Oregonians. Recent tragedies in Portland, along with difficult funding choices, have put this issue in stark relief.

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