Happy Hour in Portland with Matt Yglesias

Portland Happy Hour with Matt Yglesias

Matt Yglesias. Photo credit: Slate.

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

State Lines, Stark Contrasts: Report Charts Rural Sprawl in Greater Portland

A new report from Sightline Institute explores the spread and prevalence of rural sprawl in the Portland region. The conclusion: clear evidence of the impact of wise land use planning, with rural sprawl far more widespread in Clark County, Washington, than in Oregon's share of the metro region.

Proposed Cully Park Will Create a Regional Gathering Place

Urban parks contribute to our quality of life. As centers of recreational play and personal enjoyment, urban parks or green spaces also provide refuge from city life and a place to reconnect with nature. Cully Park, a proposed 25-acre park at NE 75th and Killingsworth will create highly needed green space for neighbors and residents of the city at large.

Exploring Affordable Housing in NW Portland

Craig Beebe
Tue, 06/26/2012 (All day)

Land Use Leadership Initiative participants explore affordable housing policy and developments

How Do You Get to the Forest Grove Farmers Market?

Our friends at Westside Transportation Alliance made this great timelapse video of our MAX to Market Pedalpalooza ride on June 13.

Seeing Demographic Shifts, Developers Refocus

Oregonians' neighborhood and housing preferences are changing, and developers are taking notice. After decades of building low-density subdivisions and suburban garden apartments, smart builders are refocusing inside the urban growth boundary.

Seven Things We Learned Biking in Helvetia

1000 Friends was pleased to join our friends at the Westside Transportation Alliance and Helvetia Community Association on Sunday, June 10, in hosting a Pedalpalooza ramble through lovely Helvetia.

"Retrofitting Suburbia" at Metro

"Retrofitting Suburbia" Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Congress for the New Urbanism-Cascadia is partnering with Portland Sustainability Institute, Metro, and the Sustasis Foundation to host a discussion with Dr. Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH.  Dr. Richard Jackson is Chair of UCLA Environmental Health Sciences, and Host of the PBS Series Designing Healthy Communities.

Monday, June 18, 5:30-7:00 PM

Event Date: 
Mon, 06/18/2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Urban Growth Boundary Tour and Discussion

When: Friday, August 17th

Where: Washington County

Details: A walking tour of the urban edge in Washington County. We'll discuss what is considered in urban growth boundary expansions, what some of the biggest challenges are in the way this process currently works, and how scenario planning provides the opportunity to make more efficient use of our land inside urban areas.

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Affordable Housing Tour and Discussion


Event Date: 
Fri, 06/22/2012 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm
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