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.

Farm to Fork Dinner: Willow Witt Ranch, Ashland

Farm to Fork Dinner: Willow Witt Ranch, Ashland

Saturday, August 11
Willow Witt Ranch, Ashland

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/11/2012 (All day)

Grants Pass Urban Growth Boundary Public Comment Meeting

Grants Pass Urban Growth Boundary Public Comment Meeting

Wednesday, February 22, 6:00pm

Grants Pass City Council Chambers

101 NW A Street

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/22/2012 - 6:00pm

Grants Pass Urban Growth Boundary Open House

Grants Pass Urban Growth Boundary Open House

Monday, February 13, 6-8pm
Grants Pass City Council Chambers
101 NW A Street

Grants Pass' Urban Growth Boundary Expansion work was moved into the final phase for a preliminary recommendation. At this open house, the public will have an opportunity to review the preliminary recommendation and learn about how to comment on it. Arrive anytime between 6 and 8pm to walk through at your own pace; no formal presentation will be held.

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Report: Active Transportation Is a Priority for Rural Areas, Too

By Dave Garlock, 1000 Friends Communication Intern

There is a common misconception that only residents of big cities bike and walk, and therefore active transportation investments are not well-suited to rural areas. A new report from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy tells a different story.  

Grants Pass Neighborhood Centers Public Workshop

Grants Pass Public Workshop: Neighborhood Center Concept Plans

The City of Grants Pass is holding a public workshop as part of its UGB planning effort. This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of a sustainable, people-friendly form of commercial development in the future of Grants Pass.

When: Thursday, February 9, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Redwood Elementary School Cafeteria
3163 Leonard Road

 

Text from the City's invitation is below:

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/09/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court Upholds Measure 49

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends Communications and Development Coordinator

In an important move protecting the intentions of Oregon voters, the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of Measure 49, the 2007 ballot referendum that reversed the worst excesses of 2004’s Measure 37.

Tom McCall Legacy Gala

2012 Tom McCall Legacy Gala

Friday, March 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Governor Hotel, 614 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

2012 Siskiyou Film Festival

2012 Siskiyou Film Festival--Sustainability: Community, Ecology, Economy

A production of the Klamath-Siskiyou WIldlands Center, the Siskiyou Film Festival is in its 11th year! Featuring a wide range of films exploring issues of sustainability and critical issues facing Oregon and the planet, this is an excellent opportunity to connect with other Southern Oregon residents and organizations that care about these issues.

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/27/2012 (All day) - Sat, 01/28/2012 (All day)
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