In this holiday essay, spelunker John Watts delivers an everyman’s take on Chesterton’s oft-noted adage: Places don’t become loved because they are great; they become great because they are loved. Does your town invite “word-of-mouth walking?”
Dec 23, 2012 PlaceShakers
Congressional support for transportation and infrastructure projects has traditionally been bipartisan. In an interview, Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon discusses how political tantrums in Congress may handicap the US in the long run.
Oct 10, 2011 The Planning Report
In Portland, patterns of urban use are emerging that are similar to the European-style neighborhood bar as a community gathering place.
Aug 30, 2010 EnzymePDX.com
A Portland transit planner from the days when buses were the primary means of getting around says the system is headed in the wrong direction and service is declining.
Aug 23, 2010 EnzymePDX.com
Orenco Station in Portland, OR shows that traditional neighborhood development (TND) can decrease car use and encourage walking, according to a new study.
Sep 16, 2009 New Urban News
Every real estate developer and urban planner knows that Portland, Oregon rocks.
Aug 11, 2009 By
The Portland, Oregon area is well known for preserving agricultural land separate from urban areas. In the new town of Damascus on the border of the growth boundary, landowners are seeking a way to mix the two.
Aug 11, 2009 The Oregonian
<em>Ecotopia</em> is a '70s cult novel that imagines a future where the Pacific Northwest secedes from the U.S. to become an environmentally-conscious utopian state. The NY Times reflects on the influence of this under-recognized novel.
Dec 25, 2008 The New York Times