Society Speaker Series: Sy Adler on Oregon's Land Use Revolution
Reception: 6:30pm | Presentation: 7:00-8:00 pm
Willamette University, Salem
Cost: Free for 1000 Friends members, $15 for others.
Friends is pleased to host Sy Adler, author of a new
history of Oregon land use planning and activism, for the
next event in our 2012 McCall Society Speaker Series. At
this engaging event, Professor Adler will share his
insights into what the land use program's origins teach us
about its future. RSVPs required to
Kristin Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 503-497-1000 x123. Learn
Pedalpalooza 2012: Helvetia Community Ride
Sunday, June 10, 12:00pm-3:30pm
Orenco Station to Helvetia and back!
Pedalpalooza 2012, 1000 Friends is teaming up
with a bunch of our partners to organize TWO great rides! We'll start with a fun Sunday afternoon ride through the scenic rural Helvetia area.
We'll see and talk about the urban growth boundary,
transportation projects, and the food that feeds us and
supports the local economy, and make a stop at the historic Helvetia Tavern on our way back to the MAX. Learn
Pedalpalooza 2012: MAX
to Market--Connecting to Food in Washington
June 13, 5:30-8:30pm
Hillsboro to Forest Grove and back!
Our second 2012 Pedapalooza ride is an encore of our very popular ride from June 2011, from downtown Hillsboro to the thriving Forest Grove farmers market. Bring a picnic or buy goodies at the market, and look forward to an easy, beautiful ride in a unique part of our region. Learn more here.
Designing Healthy Communities Speaker Series: Dr. Richard Jackson Visits Oregon
Tuesday, June 19-Friday, June 22
Eugene, Roseburg, Medford, Bend, and Portland
The solutions to the nation's significant obesity crisis are right in front of us: in the shape of our communities and the ways we get around. We're thrilled to help bring public health expert and PBS host Dr. Richard Jackson to Oregon for a series of discussions this June exploring the relationship between community design and communities' health. Learn more here.
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Neat to see one of YouTube's new original content channels be given to an Oregon-based food and farming program! Great interviews with Oregon farmres, cooking tips, and profiles of chefs and home cooks trying to make local food a habit. Updated weekly: youtube.com/foodfarmerearth
Portland ranks #6 among 40 cities in this great new "ParkScore" tool from The Trust for Public Land. Why isn't it higher? Too many residents can't walk to a park. Good land use means better access to parks for everyone, wherever you live. See the tool.
Why would a huge company like Google care about walkable neighborhoods and housing near offices in its hometown's land use plan? Because it knows that these characteristics attract the talented workers it needs to continue innovating and leading. Read more about Google's support of a General Plan update in Mountain View, CA.
"Young Millennials and older Baby Boomers are rejecting traditional suburban lifestyles in favor of urban living and shorter commutes. Many want to live near city centers so they can walk to work, shops and restaurants or take public transportation." That's USA Today on the important changes we're seeing in the US housing market: http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/housing/story/2012-05-15/housing-fills-in-urban-areas/54979594/1
In King County, Washington, the suburban town of Des Moines is working to make its streets safer for people walking or biking, to improve public health and make the town friendlier to kids and seniors. It's well worth the cost, but that cost is a good reminder that planning communities better in the first place saves a lot of expense in the long run. Read King County's Complete Streets Hopes To Reverse Health Effects Of Sprawl
How about another historic Main Street photo for this week's trivia? We've blacked out some key portions of this photo, but can you identify the town whose main street was once graced by this arch?
Inspired by the young #Oregon farmers featured in this piece from @OregonStateExt's quarterly magazine: ow.ly/bfniK #agchat
#LandUseIs: More #walkable places, higher real estate values, as new @BrookingsInst study shows: ow.ly/bdQi1
Zombies haunt the #West. Not the flesh-eating kind, but the land-eating kind: unfinished subdivisions. ow.ly/b9DSD @highcountrynews
Great review in @wweek of Eyrie Vineyards' 2007 South Block #PinotNoir, made from some of #Oregon's oldest vines: ow.ly/b8omZ
No surprise perhaps to see #Portland & #Eugene there, but congrats to #SalemOR on making the top 50 #bike cities list! ow.ly/b6oZq
New award recognizes that renovating existing buildings often greener than building new: ow.ly/b4WEB
Obesity costs #Oregon $1.6 billion/year, new report says, but #landuse and #transportation choices can help. http://ow.ly/bhy4R
#JacksonCounty voters rejected 2 anti-planning ballot measures yesterday, keeping #Measure37 in its grave. ow.ly/aXp6Z
Too often, #sprawl forces people into longer and longer commutes. It takes a toll--on #health and on productivity. ow.ly/aPTb7
Tonight on @OPB TV's Oregon Experience: How #Oregon got on the #wine map, and what it's meant for our state. ow.ly/aMGx4
Interesting piece in the @Oregonian: Looking back at Washington County's future, as predicted in 1968 study. ow.ly/aHQBx #WashCo
We'll be in #SalemOR tmrw, with @orhumanities, for a free conversation: Rethinking the meaning of "Downtowns." Join us! ow.ly/aGzJE