New Mixed-Use Development Comes to Downtown Hillsboro

In a recent piece on Metro News, reporter Molly Simas shares impressions and photos from a recent tour of Hillsboro's newest downtown development, a four-story mixed-use development that will bring new life to a lot that has been undeveloped for over a decade.

Transit Choices: Jarrett Walker Leads Workshop at Portland State

Nathen Lamb, Communications Intern

What makes for a good transit system? What are the key issues that planners and policy makers focus on? Are our current transit systems serving the needs of the community? These were the questions at a recent workshop in Portland led by consultant Jarrett Walker.

Today's Stop on the Land Use Trail: Sauvie Island

Throughout this summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, July 15: Sauvie Island. 

Emerging Gem: Land Use Leadership Initiative Tours Portland's Jade District

Our Land Use Leadership Initiative recently took its final tour, a visit to the Jade District of East Portland, centered on SE Division and 82nd Avenue. LULI fellow Aaron Brown reflects on the experience and what it teaches him about neighborhood-led urban renewal.

Perspective: Addressing the Challenge of Ownership in CSAs

Our summer intern from the Duke Engage program, Estefany Noria, recently visited Portland's Zenger Farm with her fellow program participants. She reflects on the experience and a recent New York Times article about Community Supported Agriculture in this piece from the Duke Engage Portland blog.

More Demand for Walkable Neighborhoods as the “Driving Boom” Comes to an End

Nathen Lamb, Communications Intern

An article by Robert Steuteville from Better! Cities and Towns, recently wrote an article reviewing a newly released report from the US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG).

Minority-Operated Farms Increasing in Washington County, Reports The Oregonian

The Oregonian's Andrea Castillo reports on the increasing numbers of farms in Washington County that are operated by minorities, many of whom were originally farm workers in the United States. The story highlights the changing face of Oregon agriculture.

Hello, Aloha: Land Use Leadership Initiative Considers Transportation and Equity in Washington County

Our Land Use Leadership Initiative drove out TV Highway on Friday, May 17, to visit the diverse, unincorporated Washington County community of Aloha. We met with local organizers and planners working for a better community transportation system. Here, participant Tony DeFalco reflects on what he learned.

Pedalpalooza: Helvetia Community Ride

Pedalpalooza: Helvetia Community and Urban Growth Boundary Ride

Sunday, June 9, 1:00-4:30 PM
Meet at Orenco Station MAX Station, NW 231st & NE Alder St., Hillsboro (Click here to plan your trip by transit!)

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/09/2013 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

A Disquieting Legacy: LULI Reflects on Race, Privilege, and Oregon's Future

In April, our Land Use Leadership Initiative met for a frank afternoon discussion of a conflicted history of race, discrimination, and exclusion in Oregon. In this post, participant Aaron Brown reflects on the intersection of this history with his personal history and advocacy passions.

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