The Livability List: Social Media Highlights, July 17-30

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.

Register-Guard Guest Viewpoint: "Transportation Bill is Step in the Wrong Direction"

In a new guest viewpoint for the Eugene Register-Guard, Chris Rall and Richard Hughes argue that the newly passed federal transportation bill is a disapointment which “represents the last gasp of a 20th century approach.”

The Livability List: Social Media Highlights, July 3-16

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.

Oregon Fruit Crops See Big Year in 2011

New statistics released by the federal government demonstrate what Oregonians already know: when it comes to the ripe fruits of summer, there's nowhere better to be than Oregon. And 2011 was an especially good year for Oregon fruit growers.

The Transit Disconnect Between Jobs and Workers

Dave Garlock, Communications Intern
Fri, 07/13/2012 (All day)

Most jobs are located near transit, but most people can't easily take transit to those jobs. This is the finding of a new Brookings Institution study of the U.S.'s 100 largest metro regions.

Dr. Richard Jackson's Message to Oregon

Tue, 07/10/2012 (All day)

Public health expert Dr. RIchard Jackson toured Oregon last month, giving talks co-sponsored by 100 Friends to 650 people in nine cities. He delivered a clear message: we are in the middle of a public health crisis that's rooted in the way we build our communities, and we need to take action. 

Stuck In Reverse: Our Thoughts On the Federal Transportation Bill

On Friday, June 29, Congress approved a 27-month transportation bill, known as a reauthorization. This complex bill, which President Obama is expected to sign today, will have major impacts on safety, job creation, land use, and transportation options across the country.

The Livability List: Social Media Highlights, June 19 to July 2

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.

More Walkable Neighborhoods Are Better for Home Values, Study Finds

A study coauthored by University of Washington researchers has found that when neighborhood are more walkable and have a more diverse mix of housing types, local property values rise. The benefits are shared across housing types.

The American Dream Is Changing. Is Your Community?

New York Times architecture columnist Allison Arieff has a clear message for those that continue to promote sprawl: The American Dream is changing. Communities and businesses that realize this will reap the rewards of changing alongside it. Those that don’t will be left behind.

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