Going Places: From Medford to Portland, Employers Are Stepping Up for Walkable Workplaces

Walkability shouldn’t be a value limited to where we live. More and more Oregonians want to work in places within easy walking distance of amenities and services they need to access throughout the day. Smart employers are recognizing this trend, and meeting it.

It’s not something limited to the commercial districts of large cities, either. Almost every Oregon community has great potential to attract and sustain the growing number of employees interested in walkable workplaces.

The Livability List: Social Media Highlights, March 27-April 3

In this world of constant communication, it's hard to keep up with all the news in planning, land use, and agriculture. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters. In case you don't follow us, though, we're happy to introduce this feature, highlighting some interesting recent posts.

Coalition for a Livable Future Annual Summit

Coalition for a Livable Future Annual Summit

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Coalition for a Livable Future holds its annual summit in Portland, with PolicyLink Founder and CEO Angela Glover Blackwell as keynote speaker.

More details will be posted as they are available.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2012 (All day)

Soil Quality Network 2012 coference

Soil Quality Network 2012 is the first of two workshops planned for agricultural professionals and land managers. Workshop participants will gain an appreciation for the role soil quality plays in crop productivity and the viability of agriculture operations. The workshop will help agriculture consultants and planners develop strategies and actions to support farmers interested in improving soil quality. 

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/23/2012 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/24/2012 - 3:00pm

Livability Partners Urge Metro to Reject Flawed Survey

1000 Friends co-signed a letter to the Metro Council on January 17, urging Councilors to reconsider and disavow a flawed "Opt In" survey on transportation and infrastructure priorities. 18 organizations and individuals from across the business, livability and environmental sectors signed the letter, which was spearheaded by the Coalition for a Livable Future.

Tom McCall Legacy Gala

2012 Tom McCall Legacy Gala

Friday, March 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Governor Hotel, 614 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Local Motion: Portland Mayoral Candidates Discuss Active Transportation

Local Motion: Portland Mayoral Candidates Discuss Active Transportation

1000 Friends is pleased to co-sponsor a forum featuring the major 2012 candidates for Portland Mayor, discussing active transportation issues facing the city.

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

McCall Society Speaker Series 2012: Governor Barbara Roberts in Portland

McCall Society Speaker Series 2012: Governor Barbara Roberts in Portland

Tuesday, April 10, 6-7pm
Laura Russo Gallery, 805 NW 21st Ave., Portland

Cost: Free for 1000 Friends members, $15 for others. Not sure if your membership is current? Ask when you register!

Event Date: 
Tue, 04/10/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

McCall Society Speaker Series: Professor Chris Leinberger in Portland

McCall Society Speaker Series 2012: Professor Christopher Leinberger in Portland

Wednesday, February 15, 2012; 6-7pm
Augen Gallery, 716 NW Davis St. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ADDRESS HAS CHANGED.
Cost: Free for 1000 Friends members, $15 suggested donation for others. Not sure if your membership is current? Ask when you RSVP!

Space is limited. To RSVP, please contact Kristin Barber at kristin@friends.org or 503-497-1000 x123.

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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