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.

Designing Healthy Communities Speaker Series

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 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

For the People: Land Use Leadership Initiative Explores Citizen Engagement in Planning

On April 22, 1000 Friends staff, Land Use Leadership Initiative participants and Rebooting Democracy conference attendees had a conversation about changing practices and trends in public engagement, considering strategies for enhancing the value of public involvement in land use planning and decision-making.

Salem Should Keep Sustainable Fairview Vision Intact

A flawed proposal can sink a whole vision. That's the case in Salem, where a proposed multifamily housing development seeks to sidestep an innovative, sustainable plan that local residents developed several years ago. The proposal will soon go before City Council, and local advocates are urging the Council to stick to the vision already adopted.

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