NYC Magazine Celebrates Land Use and Oregon Food

Edible Manhattan magazine, in a profile from its September-October issue, highlights the vital relationship between our celebrated food scene and our innovative land use laws. It's just another example of outside organizations celebrating the things that make Oregon special.

Keeping the Oregon Spirit: Our September Newsletter Explores Reserves, Food Innovators, and More

The September issue of Oregon Stories features a letter from our director on why we're challenging Metro's reserves plan, a profile of two food innovators bringing a new kind of economic development to Salem, recent commendations for Oregon's land use program, and more.

Build Small | Live Large Summit

Friday, October 26, 8:00am-5:00pm
Portland State University, Smith Center 

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Boundaries and Connections: Land Use Leadership Initiative Tours the UGB

Among the most well-known of Oregon’s land use planning tools, urban growth boundaries help ensure efficient growth while protecing the productivity of working farms and forests. But how effectively are they working in Oregon today? Last Friday, August 17, our Land Use Leadership Initiative participants went right to the edge to find out.

The Transportation - Land Use Connection

The Transportation - Land Use Connection

The connection between transportation and land use planning is integral to creating vibrant communities. Join our advisors and transportation planning experts Lynn Peterson, Lidwien Rahman and Meeky Blizzard to consider the history and challenges for transportation planning and funding in Oregon. We'll discuss Oregon's unique approach to transportation planning, funding challenges, and the specific example of Tigard as a part of the SW Corridor land use and transportation planning effort. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm

August Oregon Stories: Making Density Work, Stateline Lessons, and Land Use Is: Your Plate

Our Oregon Stories e-newsletter for August features new perspectives on quite a few things. From the attributes of good density, to the byways of eastern Oregon, to a renewed awareness of the importance of Oregon agriculture to the economy and what we eat.

"City Vitals" Study: Not Quite "Portlandia," but Portland Region Is Impressive

Well, the numbers are in, and of 51 metropolitan areas in the United States, the Portland region ranks… #50! In greenhouse gas emissions per capita, that is.

That ranking comes from the new City Vitals 2.0 report, released this week by CEOs for Cities.

Happy Hour in Portland with Matt Yglesias

Portland Happy Hour with Matt Yglesias

Matt Yglesias. Photo credit: Slate.

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

State Lines, Stark Contrasts: Report Charts Rural Sprawl in Greater Portland

A new report from Sightline Institute explores the spread and prevalence of rural sprawl in the Portland region. The conclusion: clear evidence of the impact of wise land use planning, with rural sprawl far more widespread in Clark County, Washington, than in Oregon's share of the metro region.

Proposed Cully Park Will Create a Regional Gathering Place

Urban parks contribute to our quality of life. As centers of recreational play and personal enjoyment, urban parks or green spaces also provide refuge from city life and a place to reconnect with nature. Cully Park, a proposed 25-acre park at NE 75th and Killingsworth will create highly needed green space for neighbors and residents of the city at large.

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