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.

TED Talk: Reversing America's "Worst Idea"

In a new TED Talk, planner Jeff Speck identifies a straightforward solution to make America "more economically resilient, healthier, and more sustainable." It comes down to making more walkable places for people to live.

My Oregon Story: Wim Wiewel

1000 Friends is excited to welcome Portland State University President Wim Wiewel to our 2013 McCall Society Speaker Series. We asked him to share his Oregon Story.  

Today on the Land Use Trail: Orenco Station

Throughout the year, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, October 7: Orenco Station, a transit-oriented community reminds us that public and private sector relationships have the potential to produce innovative, healthy, and successful neighborhoods.

Regional Livability Summit

The 11th Annual Regional Livability Summit
Equity in Action: Map to a Healthy Future

Friday, October 11, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Portland State University--Smith Memorial Union

Hosted by the Coalition for a Livable Future, the Regional Livability Summit is the Portland-Vancouver region's biggest annual conversation about community and equity.

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Adewale Troutman, president of the American Public Health Association.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

1000 Friends Supports Community Vision for Portland's Colwood Park

1000 Friends Executive Director Jason Miner testified September 25 before the Portland City Council in support of a proposal to transform much of the Colwood Golf Course into a park, developed by and for members of the local community.

Azalea Project "On Hold"

One of our biggest threats in the 2013 legislative session was Senate Bill 846, the so-called "Azalea" bill--named for an anonymous industrial project rumored to be considering Oregon, to whom the bill proposed giving over 300 acres of high-quality farmland with little to no public process.

CRC Tolling Analysis Demonstrates Huge Risks for Oregon

A new analysis of the effects of tolls on a new Columbia River Crossing between Oregon and Washington clearly illustrate the severe financial risks to Oregon from a go-it-alone project.

Coalition Decries Risky Columbia River Crossing Revival

Fri, 09/06/2013 (All day)

A coalition of eleven advocacy organizations told Oregon leaders today that a proposal for Oregon to pay the full cost of the Columbia River Crossing freeway project is too great a risk for taxpayers, livability, and the environment.

New McMinnville Economic Analysis Revisions Raise More Concerns

After a consultant paid by a shopping center developer made revisions to a draft Economic Oportunities Analysis in McMinnville--revisions that more forcefully stated a "need" for a new regional shopping center--a member of the city's Advisory Committee is crying foul.

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