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.

Metro Survey Shows Support for Transportation Choices, Cool Communities

Jim Redden
Portland Monthly
Thu, 05/02/2013 (All day)

A recent Opt In survey reveals that Portland region residents are concerned about climate change and safe transportation options in their communities, reports the Portland Tribune's Jim Redden:

Metro sponsored the online survey as part of its Climate Smart Communities Scenarios Project. The regional elected government started the project in response to a directive from the 2007 Oregon Legislature to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles in the metropolitan area.

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.

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