CRC Tolling Analysis Demonstrates Huge Risks for Oregon

A new analysis of the effects of tolls on a new Columbia River Crossing between Oregon and Washington clearly illustrate the severe financial risks to Oregon from a go-it-alone project.

Livability List: Social Media Highlights, September 8-20

It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the news in land use and livability. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters. But don't worry if you miss something along the way--our Livability List recaps some of our recent social media highlights.

Coalition Decries Risky Columbia River Crossing Revival

Fri, 09/06/2013 (All day)

A coalition of eleven advocacy organizations told Oregon leaders today that a proposal for Oregon to pay the full cost of the Columbia River Crossing freeway project is too great a risk for taxpayers, livability, and the environment.

Today on the Land Use Trail: Banks-Vernonia State Trail

Throughout this summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, September 3: Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Just outside of the Portland metro area, lies one of Oregon’s most unique multi-use trails, attracting many thousands of people and invigorating the local economy.

Today on the Land Use Trail: The Pearl District

Throughout the summer, we'll be featuring stops on our Land Use Trail. Today, August 22: The Pearl District. No longer known as the “Northwest Industrial Triangle”, Portland’s Pearl District has completely transformed its identity.

Livability List August 8-19

It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the news in land use and livability. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters. But don't worry if you miss something along the way--our Livability List recaps some of our recent social media highlights.

Inclusive Housing Means Inclusive Neighborhoods: Our Letter to The Oregonian

A recent study from Harvard and UC Berkeley has raised a lot of concerns about the relationship between sprawl and income mobility. As Paul Krugman summed it up in the New York Times, researchers found that many Americans are effectively "Stranded by Sprawl"--caught in a cycle of high transportation costs, income segregation, and poor health that prevent them from moving up the economic ladder.

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. 

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