Where We Stand: July Oregon Stories Reviews the 2011 Legislature and the Future of Land Use Planning

It has been quite a year in Salem. The 2011 legislative session, with the first divided House in Oregon history, recently came to a close, capping several months of debate and struggle for the heart of Oregon's land use planning system. The close of this challenging session provides an opportunity to reassess the state of Oregon's land use planning system, and look toward how we can improve its effectiveness for the future. Our monthly Oregon Stories newsletter is dedicated to this question for July.

You'll find a look back (and forward) from our Executive Director, Jason Miner, and the thoughts of University of Oregon Professor Peter Walker, who recently co-authored a book that frankly analyzes Oregon's land use challenges along with its successes. Finally, we share some exciting news about where 1000 Friends is going next month!

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