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.

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.

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