<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
Officials have brokered a deal to remove dams from the Klamath River in the Pacific Northwest -- a plan intended to counteract sharp declines in salmon counts and appease environmentalists. But the plan is also meeting criticism.
Nov 17, 2008 Los Angeles Times
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski has proposed a suite of tax and fee increases to create more than $1 billion for transportation projects in the state. The package will hit the legislature in January.
Nov 13, 2008 The Oregonian
Portland's Pioneer Square, designed back in 1983, is still looked t as a model of successful public space design. Landscape Architect Doug Macy looks back on the thought that went into the design.
Nov 10, 2008 Daily Journal of Commerce
Quirky, artistic bike racks are cropping up in cities around the country--a trend that benefits more than just cyclists.
Nov 5, 2008 USA Today
The foreclosure scourge has moved its way into Oregon, causing some of the highest rates of loan defaults since the 1980s.
Nov 3, 2008 The Oregonian
The myth of the American West as a wild, natural place is long gone, says urban studies professor Carl Abbott. The Western U.S. is actually the most urban part of the nation.
Oct 24, 2008 The Hartford Courant
Cyclists are much more likely to use bike lanes when they're available -- even if it means going out of their way and taking longer routes, according to a recent study from Portland State University.
Oct 17, 2008 By
As new design requirements come in at a late stage, bridge planners in Portland are trying to nail down a design for the new light rail bridge that is affordable, appropriate and beautiful. But the beauty aspect may fall to economics.
Oct 11, 2008 The Oregonian
CoolTown Studios looks at a recent study in Portland, OR that shows that certain retail establishments- cafes, movie theaters, wine bars- increase property values in neighborhoods by up to 30%.
Oct 4, 2008 CoolTown Studios