Livability List: Social Media Highlights, September 8-20

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.

To hear the news as it happens, be sure to follow us on Twitter or "Like" our Facebook page. And invite your friends or coworkers to join us, too!

Don’t miss out at our next event with Portland State University President Wim Wiewel October 16th. Wiewel is the next speaker in our McCall Society Speaker Series. Wiewel will share ideas about how the university can further increase its presence in Portland and the state of Oregon.

Sustainable communities? Yes, please. Build them on prime farmland? NO way. As this exurban example from San Diego shows us, even "green" sprawl is still sprawl. Thankfully we’ve got Senate Bill 100, urban growth boundaries, and farm and forest protection to help prevent this in Oregon. We wish California luck in protecting its agricultural areas.

Have you been following the Columbia River Crossing Developments? Here’s what we have to say about it: Don’t go it alone. Columbia River Crossing is too risky for Oregonians to bear themselves. 


Check out this impressive interactive map for design options for SE Foster Rd created by a Portland native.

What do Oregonians love about our state? Wine tasting, shopping and food are definitely up there on the list.  Wine country in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley is just one more place to enjoy part of Oregon culture.

Did you hear about the Mayor of Gresham being recognized in Esquire magazine for his great work promoting urban redevelopment?

The City of Salem has recently taken some admirable steps in the right direction to draw on its natural assets of fertile land for agriculture and agribusiness, which can strengthen its economy.

Here is yet another study that proves kids need walkable neighborhoods that promote exercise and physical activity--it really pays off! 

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