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.

Walkable Workplace Profile: A Classic Home for Classic Foods

Jake Greenberg could have moved his Portland specialty food distribution company anywhere after it outgrew its longtime facilities. But where other companies might have chosen a tilt-up warehouse in a freeway office park, Greenberg recognized the hidden costs that held for his employees and the environment. Instead, he chose to renovate and relocate to a long-neglected icehouse in a walkable Portland neighborhood.

McCall Society Speaker Series: Professor Sy Adler on "Oregon Plans"

McCall Society Speaker Series 2012: Professor Sy Adler in Salem

Thursday, June 7
Reception: 6:30pm, Presentation: 7:00pm
Kremer Board Room, Ford Hall, Willamette University

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/07/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Land Use Leadership Initiative Tour: The New Face of Farming

The Agricultural Economy of the Willamette Valley: Tour and Discussion

This tour and presentation on Oregon agriculture will take place in the Willamette Valley. Location is TBD but you can plan on the event being late morning/early afternoon. 1000 Friends' board members will be joining us for the event. 

 

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/22/2012 - 9:30am - 1:30pm

A City's Center: Rethinking Downtowns

A Discussion of Downtown Redevelopment in Salem for Land Use Leadership Initiative Participants

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm - 5:30pm

Going Places: From Medford to Portland, Employers Are Stepping Up for Walkable Workplaces

Walkability shouldn’t be a value limited to where we live. More and more Oregonians want to work in places within easy walking distance of amenities and services they need to access throughout the day. Smart employers are recognizing this trend, and meeting it.

It’s not something limited to the commercial districts of large cities, either. Almost every Oregon community has great potential to attract and sustain the growing number of employees interested in walkable workplaces.

The Livability List: Social Media Highlights, March 27-April 3

In this world of constant communication, it's hard to keep up with all the news in planning, land use, and agriculture. On Twitter and Facebook, 1000 Friends strives to keep you informed about what matters. In case you don't follow us, though, we're happy to introduce this feature, highlighting some interesting recent posts.

A City's Center: Rethinking Downtown

A City's Center: Rethinking Downtown

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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