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.

Oregon Planning Institute: Eugene

Oregon Planning Institute 2012

Save the date for the 2012 Oregon Planning Institute!

When: September 12-14
Where: Lillis Business Complex, University of Oregon, Eugene

Registration will open in late June. For more information on OPI and this conference, visit www.oregonplanninginstitute.com.

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/12/2012 (All day) - Fri, 09/14/2012 (All day)

The Livability List: Social Media Highlights, June 5-18

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.

Vast Majority of Americans Report Support for Planning

A substantial majority of Americans believe good planning is essential to help their communities through the economic recovery.  And their priorities for their communities' future include access to local businesses, sidewalks, transit, and parks above other features.

Walkable Workplace Profile: Standing Tall at Ashland's Standing Stone Brewing

Oregon's brewing industry is renowned. But Ashland's Standing Stone Brewing has received special attention, for its sustainable and local commitment in just about every aspect of its business. We paid a visit in May to find out why.

The Livability List: Social Media Highlights, May 15-June 4

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.

Walking to Prosperity: New Study Demonstrates Growing Value of Walkable Places

Noted real estate researcher, writer, and developer Christopher Leinberger has co-authored a new Brookings Institution study clearly measuring the significant value of walkability in commercial and residential real estate.

Land Use and Transportation Solutions to Oregon's Obesity Crisis

Thu, 05/17/2012 (All day)

The largely preventable health effects of obesity cost Oregon $1.6 billion every year, and counting. The implications for land use and transportation are clear: when your community’s form doesn’t allow for walking or biking, it’s hard to get enough exercise to stay healthy.

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