Oregon

November 10, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>Much has changed in the decades since the state created its widely lauded planning policies and programs. Now Oregon planners are trying to re-energize the state's residents around planning issues, in order to make needed reforms.</p>
New West
November 3, 2006, 12pm PST
<p>In 2004, Oregonians passed Measure 37, which gave zoning waivers to longtime property owners. With voters in several other states facing similar measures, a recently released poll shows that most Oregon voters now oppose Measure 37.</p>
Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund
October 13, 2006, 2pm PDT
<p>Report by Seattle-based Sightline Institute documents a growing backlash against "property rights" initiatives in Oregon communities deeply affected by Oregon's Measure 37 and implications for western states.</p>
Sightline Institute
September 18, 2006, 5am PDT
Off Oregon's coast, researchers hope to pump electricity from the ocean.
The Christian Science Monitor
September 15, 2006, 6am PDT
A series of articles and reports addressing growth in the Western United States, including Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and other states.
New West
August 29, 2006, 6am PDT
The city planning commission in the Southern Oregon town of Jacksonville recently passed a motion to reduce the acreage of a proposed urban growth boundary to more accurately reflect the town's population growth trends.
Mail Tribune
August 20, 2006, 1pm PDT
A film documenting Portland's success in moving people from cars to public transportation is airing on British television.
BBC
August 10, 2006, 9am PDT
Extinguished by renovations, regulations, and rust, the old metal fire escape veers towards obsolescence.
The Oregonian
August 9, 2006, 7am PDT
An unorthodox project encourages the residents of Portland to participate in the shaping of their city.
Metropolis Magazine
August 4, 2006, 6am PDT
The City of Portland's mayor has undertaken an effort to get input from more than 100,000 residents about what they want Portland to be. The city's alternative weekly paper, <em>The Mercury</em> has outlined its own vision for Portland's future.
The Portland Mercury
July 28, 2006, 11am PDT
Measure 37, Oregon's landmark property rights law, is set to transform a state renowned for its rigid land use policies designed to preserve forests and farms while containing cities, much to the disappointment of the state's planners.
The New York Times
July 26, 2006, 9am PDT
A new, sustainably-built home seeks produce as much energy as it consumes.
The Oregonian
July 21, 2006, 6am PDT
Cul-de-sacs remain popular with homebuyers (and therefore developers), but some American cities are taking steps to limit or even prohibit their use.
Smart Growth Online
July 6, 2006, 12pm PDT
Bill Scott, director of the Flexcar car-sharing program in Portland, discusses the city's decision to end its subsidies to the company and to charge Flexcar for all the parking revenue the program denies the city.
June 23, 2006, 10am PDT
The Cascadia Scorecard documents an emerging body of research indicating that car-centered urban design contributes to a high death and injury toll from car crashes and a high obesity rate, among other ills.
Sightline Institute
June 21, 2006, 7am PDT
In downtown Seattle and Portland, white gentrification leads to black flight to the suburbs.
The Washington Post
June 14, 2006, 11am PDT
Hybrid cars and fuel efficient motors are using fewer gallons of gas, a trend expected to decrease revenues from per-gallon gas taxes -- the main funding for road-building. The proposed system would track drivers' mileage with on-board GPS devices.
The Seattle Times
June 11, 2006, 11am PDT
In built-out areas of Oregon, the only remaining developable land is on often located on contaminated brownfields, although in some cases the government has stepped in to provide funding for clean up.
OregonLive
Feature
May 30, 2006, 7am PDT

Planetizen Correspondent Erik Kancler interviews Bob Stacey, Executive Director of 1,000 Friends of Oregon, on the need to restore progressive land use planning practices in the state.

Erik Kancler
April 2, 2006, 11am PDT
Why Salem, Oregon, is poised to succeed in the emerging 'knowledge economy'.
Statesman Journal