Setting the Record Straight on Newberg's UGB Proposal

As the Yamhill County Board of Commissioners considers a flawed urban growth boundary proposal doggedly pursued by the City of Newberg, 1000 Friends' Mia Nelson tells the Newberg Graphic why the City is taking the wrong course.

Mia Nelson in Register-Guard: Sift Through Rhetoric About Eugene Bus Rapid Transit

Eugene City Councilors will soon decide whether to proceed with an extension of the successful EmX bus rapid transit system. In an op-ed for the Register-Guard, our Willamette Valley Advocate explains why it's important to think very carefully about the decision's potential impact.

NYC Magazine Celebrates Land Use and Oregon Food

Edible Manhattan magazine, in a profile from its September-October issue, highlights the vital relationship between our celebrated food scene and our innovative land use laws. It's just another example of outside organizations celebrating the things that make Oregon special.

Keeping the Oregon Spirit: Our September Newsletter Explores Reserves, Food Innovators, and More

The September issue of Oregon Stories features a letter from our director on why we're challenging Metro's reserves plan, a profile of two food innovators bringing a new kind of economic development to Salem, recent commendations for Oregon's land use program, and more.

Yamhill County Farmers Fight Landfill Expansion

A recent Portland Monthly featured the story of Ramsey McPhillips, a fifth-generation Yamhill County farmer (and New Face of Farming participant) who is fighting the expansion of a mountain of garbage that's already 135 feet tall and covers 85 acres.

August Oregon Stories: Making Density Work, Stateline Lessons, and Land Use Is: Your Plate

Our Oregon Stories e-newsletter for August features new perspectives on quite a few things. From the attributes of good density, to the byways of eastern Oregon, to a renewed awareness of the importance of Oregon agriculture to the economy and what we eat.

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.”

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)

Designing Healthy Communities Speaker Series: Salem

Designing Healthy Communities Speaker Series

The Education and Outreach Committee of the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association, along with 1000 Friends of Oregon, Oregon Environmental Council, and the Oregon Transportation and Growth Management Program, is proud to present the 2012 Healthy Communities Speaker Series with Dr. Richard J. Jackson.

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/19/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Thoughts on Architectural Islands Between the Lanes: Salem's Downtown Historic Districts

Brandon Spencer-Hartle, Land Use Leadership Initiative Participant

Thoughts and reflections from Brandon Spencer-Hartle, a Land Use Leadership Initiative Participant who is the Field Programs Manager for the Historic Preservation League of Oregon. Photos by Peter Ovington.

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