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
A recent study of home values in Portland finds that close proximity to such amenities as specialty grocery stores and movie theaters can raise values as much as 20%.
Oct 1, 2008 The Portland Tribune
Daniel Lerch, author of "Post Carbon Cities" presents his thoughts for a new California Dream in a 'post carbon future' in which cars still exist but are used sparingly due to urban planning that reduces their necessity. He looks toward Portland.
Sep 30, 2008 The Sacramento Bee
<p>Federal regulators have criticized planners of a bridge expansion for not considering how the new bridge would induce sprawl and increase pollution.</p>
Jul 17, 2008 The Oregonian
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) is doing more than responding to Gov. Glendening's recent op-ed on Planetizen calling for more and better options -- he's also introducing legislation to do just that. Exclusive
Jul 16, 2008 By
<p>As timber payments dry up, two Oregon counties are warning that they could dissolve in a year, leaving many in the state wondering how to provide services for residents.</p>
Jul 15, 2008 The Oregonian
<p>Plans to build a new bridge over the Columbia River in Portland ignored projections that said the newer, bigger bridge would contribute to outward expansion of development from the metropolitan core.</p>
Jul 4, 2008 The Oregonian
<p>Plans to establish a European-style citywide bike-sharing program in Portland have been put on hold, as city officials encounter recurring logistical issues.</p>
Jul 2, 2008 The Portland Tribune
<p>High water levels are straining hydroelectric power generators in Oregon, where too much energy is being created.</p>
Jun 29, 2008 The Oregonian