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Mary Kyle McCurdy
Mon, 10/27/2014 (All day)

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The Metro regional government is on the verge of adopting an exciting strategy to bring walkable neighborhoods, better transit service, cleaner air, and housing choice to our communities, which will also result in decreasing greenhouse gases.

However, to be successful, Metro and the region must invest more in sidewalks, bikeways, transit, and affordable housing.  If you want to see safe sidewalks in every neighborhood, better bus service so more people have options for getting to work and other daily needs, and neighborhoods so people who work in our communities can also live...

A household energy efficiency effort to benefit 1000 Friends of Oregon.

Visit www.neilkelly.com/1000friends/ to sign up! 

By now we all know winter is coming. You could just accept the drop in temperatures and rise in energy costs. Alternatively, you can participate in a program that supports 1000 Friends, makes your home more comfortable, could save you money on your...

by Kathy Wilson, 1000 Friends Intern & Masters in Urban and Regional Planning Candidate

This summer 1000 Friends piloted a field trip series to give members and the interested public opportunities to learn about land use planning and policy issues around Portland-Metro. Field trips visited agricultural communities like Helvetia, French Prairie, and the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program, and investigated brownfields in urban Portland, as well as equity in East Portland. (A final “Ghost Freeways” walking tour is scheduled for October 16. Click here for details.) Meeting with stakeholders involved in land use...

What impact do different kinds of development have on taxpayers? Can tax policies create incentives for sprawl? Can governments estimate the impact different kinds of development will have on their budgets up front? What tools are available to measure the economic impact of varying approaches to development? Join us September 25 for a presentation by a national expert, analysis of a local case study, and panel discussion by regional leaders. 

 

Joseph Minicozzi & Gerard Mildner Present: 

Transit Oriented Development in the Pacific NW

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Thanks to passionate advocacy by youth, the City of Eugene is moving from general goals to steadfast statute when it comes to climate change. City Councilors voted July 28 to adopt a strong climate change ordinance seeking to cut fossil fuel use to 50 percent below 2010 levels by 2030.

The Register-Guard reports:

The so-called “climate recovery ordinance,” which passed on a 6-2 vote, seeks to cut...

Victoria Lim, an intern from Duke University, visited the Oregon Coast for the first time on a service project in July 2014. She shares her reaction in this reflection:

 

Fog. Chilly Winds. Rain.

The Oregon Coast at Seaside was unlike any other coast that I have been to before. The beaches I have been to...

Every Oregonian has a unique Oregon Story--how you came here, what you think is outstanding about this place. We asked guests at our 2014 Tom McCall Gala to share their own Oregon Stories. In this video, we share some of our favorite moments. (See photos from the McCall Gala here.)

What...

On June 20, we gathered with friends and Emerging Advocates at the beautiful Exchange Ballroom in Portland. Together we shared our Oregon Stories and looked to the future of Oregon--guided by its land use compass.

Our speakers included Sarah Iannarone of First Stop Portland, who shared how Oregon continues to be a model of innovation for admirers from around the world. Pam Phan charted a course for planning that serves every Oregonian, especially those too often left out of the story. And Stu O'Neill described the work of...