According to Portland, Oregon Mayor Sam Adams, that roadblock is the lack of financing for clean technology upgrades for buildings. Fast Company talks to Adams about his goal to make Portland the most sustainable city in the world.
Jun 18, 2010 Fast Company
Another ingenious solution to an urban transit dilemma has made its way north from the cities of Latin America. Recently opened in Portland, Metro Cables have already provided a low cost rapid transit solution for Caracas, Medellin and Santo Domingo. Exclusive
Jun 10, 2010 By
A new 21-page report evaluates the efforts of ID, NH, MA, MN, OR, and VT to raise state fuel taxes from 2006-2009. Why did only two succeed? This analysis looks only at how the debates were played out in print media in each of the states.
Jun 7, 2010 University of Vermont Transportation Research Center
Nature writer David Oates embeds himself in green, urban Portland and finds much to like about the green city movement but also much room for improvement.
Jun 5, 2010 Orion
Finding financing is one of the biggest challenges for transit-oriented development. How did Portland convince its lenders to get on board?
May 25, 2010 Streetsblog
In this interview with the City Repair Project co-founder Mark Lakeman, Yes! Magazine writer Brooke Jarvis learns how residents can fix their neighborhoods by creating public space where it never existed before. [Includes photo essay].
May 12, 2010 Yes! Magazine
Tax breaks and incentives helped spur a rash of development in Portland's South Waterfront district. But the development has struggled to lure residents.
May 1, 2010 The Portland Mercury
More and more people working in the San Francisco Bay Area are opting for cheaper housing outside the region. Some are going way outside the region, commuting by airplane from Portland or Seattle.
Apr 22, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
The city of Portland is in a state of shock after being de-throned as America's most bike-friendly city.
Apr 8, 2010 The Oregonian
AARP takes a comprehensive looks at streetcars, exploring their past demise, comeback, and now spreading to as many as 40 cities. Special attention is given to the Portland Streetcar and how the streetcar enables better mobility for seniors.
Apr 6, 2010 AARP Bulletin Today