Dispelling the Myth of UGB's and Affordability

Alyson Marchi-Young and Mary Kyle McCurdy
Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:55pm

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  • Community Development as a Planning Priority

    Pam Phan
    Tue, 01/26/2016 - 3:00pm

    Seattle shares lessons learned with Portlanders combating displacement and gentrification

    1000 Friends hosted Community Development Manager Nora Liu, from Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development and Ryan Curren, Former Program Manager of Seattle’s Office of Housing for an informal conversation about how to include anti-displacement and affordability in city planning. Anti-Displacement PDX (ADPDX) Coalition Members joined us to have an illuminating conversation.

    Connecting to a New Generation: Oregon Innovation Award Update

    Josie Savaria-Watson
    Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:59pm

    Goal 1 in Oregon’s Statewide Planning Goals & Guidelines calls for a “citizen-involvement program that ensures the opportunity for citizens to be involved in all phases of the land use planning process.” The problem, we see now, is that underrepresented communities are unable to access decision-makers who will have real impact in these individual's lives. Initiatives and decisions are being made every day, and are lacking the input of people who have a unique and relevant perspective but may not know, or are unable, to share it.

    Connecting to a New Generation: Oregon Innovation Award Update

    Josie Savaria-Watson
    Fri, 08/28/2015 - 1:49pm

    Josie is a rising Junior at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. She’s spent her summer exploring Oregon with her family and friends and volunteering with 1000 Friends of Oregon. Working on the Oregon Innovation Award with Sam Diaz, our Community Engagement Coordinator, Josie brings insight into meaningful youth engagement. Read more.

    Metro's Chief Operating Officer: Don't Expand the UGB

    Mary Kyle McCurdy

    1000 Friends of Oregon applauds the recommendation of Metro's Chief Operating Officer that Metro not expand the regional urban growth boundary (UGB) in 2015, but instead focus on how to grow better inside the UGB. The recommendation points out that the region has enough land inside the UGB for the next 20 years' worth of population and employment growth, and then states:

    "It is time for our region to move on from the land supply debate and consider actions that will:

    Joe Minicozzi: Dollars and $ense of Downtown Development

    Joe Minicozzi is a national expert on the fiscal impact of different kinds of development, particularly in downtowns and mixed-use centers. Minicozzi's work includes property value analysis, retail tax studies, revenue forecasting in cities, suburbs, and small towns, and more. His experience spans both public and private development; he has a broad and bottom-line perspective. 

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    Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:45am - 1:30pm

    Anti-Displacement Coalition improves Portland’s Comprehensive Plan

    Pam Phan

    Since January, 1000 Friends of Oregon has been working with a growing number of community based organizations, housing, public health, and equity advocates to ask ‘how will Portland develop in the next 20 years? Who gets to call Portland home in the future?’ This ad hoc coalition advocates to include anti-displacement tools that will help make Portland neighborhoods stable, especially for those, as Portland grows, living in the city and who bear the brunt of the loss of affordable choices. 

    Leadership Spotlight: Westside Transportation Alliance

    Sam Diaz

    This month, 1000 Friends of Oregon turns its attention to Washington County.

    Welcome Home Coalition Mobilizes Local Housing Movement

    Karli Petrovic

    As Oregon continues to weather an affordability crisis, we need all hands on deck to find solutions. Welcome Home Coalition, a Portland Metro-based housing opportunity organization, understands the problem. That’s why the group is leading the local movement to advocate for dedicated resources.

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