Remembering John Gray

In its October 23, 2012 issue, the Oregonian editorial board saluted the life and legacy of John Gray, a businessman, developer, and philanthropist who recognized that Oregon succeeds through balance and fairness, and who gave so much of his own time, energy, and profits to support that vision.

Jason Miner in the Oregonian: Let's Discuss Real Options for Portland's Parking Debate

As Portland grows, parking has become a hot topic in neighborhoods where new apartments are being built. In an op-ed published by the Oregonian on September 26, our Executive Director explains why the debate needs to consider workable solutions, instead of a dichotomy between parking or no parking.

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
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