Daily Astorian Editorial: Protect Planning's Integrity, Reject Senate Bill 845

A strong April 11 editorial in the Daily Astorian urges lawmakers: don't usurp the integrity of Oregon planning for a single company's location preferences. 

Funding Restored for Southeast 136th Avenue Sidewalks in Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has announced that he intends to restore funding for a sidewalk project on Southeast 136th Avenue in Portland, after a young girl's death in the area.

The Land Use Leadership Initiative Explores the topic of Affordable Communities

Tara Sulzen
Mon, 04/08/2013 (All day)

 

Our Land Use Leadership Initiative (LULI) took a tour of North Portland and Cully neighborhoods on Thursday, March 21. LULI Program Coordinator Tara Sulzen reflects on what we learned and discussed. 

History Pub: Land Use at 40

 

History Pub: "Land Use Planning at Middle Age"

Monday, May 20, 7 PM (doors 6 PM)
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave., Portland
Free and open to all ages! (Donations to the Oregon Food Bank accepted.)

Event Date: 
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 7:00pm

1000 Friends and Oregon Walks in the Oregonian: Time for Safer Streets in Portland

​The Portland Bureau of Transportation's director has proposed removing funding for some sidewalk and curb-cut projects in order to address a backlog in street maintenance.

Safer Streets for Everyone: 1000 Friends Co-Signs Letter to Portland Mayor Hales and City Council

Safe streets for walking are a critical concern for all Oregonians. Recent tragedies in Portland, along with difficult funding choices, have put this issue in stark relief.

McCall Society Speaker Series: Author Katherine Cole in Salem

McCall Society Speaker Series: Author Katherine Cole in Salem

Thursday, May 16
Wine Reception 5:30 PM, Presentation 6-7 PM
Pringle Hall Community Center, 606 Church St. SE, Salem

Cost: Free for 1000 Friends members, $15 for others

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

LULI Meets the UGB: Reflections from a "Farm Kid" Now Living in the City

Our Land Use Leadership Initiative (LULI) took a tour of the Portland Metro region's Urban Growth Boundary in Washington County on Thursday, February 21. 

Meet our 2013 Land Use Leadership Initiative Cohort

We're pleased to introduce the 20 individuals who have been selected to participate in the second year of our Land Use Leadership Initiative. They come from a diversity of perspectives and professional backgrounds, and together will consider and confront some key issues facing the Oregon and the Portland region.

Portland's Sewer Repairs: Evidence that More Extensive Is More Expensive

The Oregonian's Ryan Kost reports on Portland's massive project to replace aging sewers in several of its historic neighborhoods. With a price tag over $150 million, it's a good reminder that it's crucial to consider the long-term costs of infrastructure maintenance and upgrades in growth choices.

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