Urban Growth Boundaries

1000 Friends Staff and Board
Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:20pm

It's time to double down on their protection

You may already know UGBs are the single most contested aspect of Oregon’s land use planning program. UGBs make Oregon different by giving landowners certainty, shaping our cities and towns, and enabling our agricultural economy to thrive without risk of urban sprawl. Today UGBs face a pressing threat: special interests are claiming they drive up housing costs.

Meet the 2016 Summer Interns!

Tim Kerkhove and Elise Nelson
Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:30am

The Gerhardt and DukeEngage Interns are here

1000 Friends of Oregon is pleased to introduce our summer interns. If these two are any indication of our future leaders, we will all be better for it.

Tim Kerkhove - 2016 Gerhardt Intern

Preserving Land in Oregon

Alyson Marchi-Young
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 5:00pm

A tale of two studies

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  • Goal 10 - Housing and what we can do about it

    Mary Kyle McCurdy
    Mon, 05/16/2016 (All day)

    Testimony to LCDC following their Hatfield Fellow Report

    1000 Friends of Oregon has been engaged in Goal 10, Housing, since the inception of the land use program, through litigation, advocacy, policy development, and community engagement.  Therefore, we are particularly heartened to see the work of the DLCD Hatfield Fellow focused on affordable housing.  Julia McKenna has provided a comprehensive report on the status of housing issues within the land use program, how it relates to the Oregon Housing & Community Services agency (OHCS), and current issues facing Goal 10 – including its possible role in how jurisdictions demonstr

    Oregon Housing Study Presented by Hatfield Fellow

    Sadie Carney
    Land Conservation and Development Commission
    Tue, 05/17/2016 (All day)

    Julia McKenna started work as a Hatfield Fellow with the Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) in August, 2015, focused on housing. Energy behind the topic grew through the course of the 2016 legislative session, with at least eight bills and countless hours of testimony responding to housing challenges from every part of Oregon getting attention at the capitol. “Housing has become part of our everyday conversation in state agencies,” says DLCD Director Jim Rue, “it’s everywhere.”

    Oregonians in Action Propose UGB Name Change

    Alyson Marchi-Young
    Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:15am

    Last month, Oregonians in Action proposed a language change for statewide documents.

    Land Use Regulations and Income Segregation

    Alyson Marchi-Young
    Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:40pm

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  • Do Strict Land Use Regulations Make Metropolitan Areas More Segregated by Income?

    Michael C. Lens & Paavo Monkkonen
    Journal of the American Planning Association
    Tue, 03/29/2016 (All day)


    Problem, research strategy, and findings: Income segregation has risen in each of the last four decades in U.S. metropolitan areas, which can have lifelong impacts on the health, economic productivity, and behaviors of residents.

    New Partners for Smart Growth Conference Report

    Mary Kyle McCurdy and Greg Holmes
    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 3:00pm

    Takeaways and Tools

    The 15th annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference was held in Portland from February 11-13, 2016.  1000 Friends staff and Board members played key roles in organizing and presenting in several of the conference workshops, trainings, and tours.  The NPSG conference exists to integrate issues of smart growth, health, equity, environment, active transportation, climate change, affordable housing, cultural resources, and more.  It brings together non-profit groups and elected officials; professionals in many fields; realtors, developers, bankers; advocates for e

    2016 Legislative Agenda

    Mary Kyle McCurdy
    Wed, 01/27/2016 (All day)

    It's time for inclusionary zoning, a healthy climate, and affordable housing for all Oregonians

    Legislative Update: February 24, 2016

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