Oregon

Since Portland began subsidizing accessory dwelling units (ADU) by waiving development fees, construction of ADUs have increased to a pace of more than 100 a year. A new study finds additional benefits in the low impact of ADUs on neighborhoods.
Jul 17, 2014   Bike Portland
Mayor Sam Adams pens an opinion piece for <em>Grist</em> in which he considers why Portland is not as well planned as it could be, and how a different approach to planning is necessary for American cities to address their most pressing challenges.
May 3, 2012   Grist
One of the country's most publicized New Urbanist developments is diversifying its housing stock, featuring some of the nation's first apartments to be built using Passive House standards, reports Casey Parks.
Mar 15, 2012   The Oregonian
The same issues afflicting transit agencies across the country, the perfect storm of declining funding and rising costs, are conspiring to challenge Portland's leadership in transit innovation and adoption, reports Ryan Holeywell.
Mar 13, 2012   Governing
Writing on the thirtieth anniversary of the completion of the Portland Building, design by Michael Graves, Reed Jackson reports on the passions that the building still stirs.
Feb 24, 2012   Daily Journal of Commerce
Alyse Nelson says that when it comes to placemaking, sometimes all you need is some brightly-colored paint.
Nov 29, 2011   SightlineDaily
Rep. Earl Blumenauer says that Portland has done great things, but that other cities are catching up to the city's formula for success and will soon outstrip them.
Nov 15, 2011   Oregon Metro
Michael Mehaffy worked on Orenco Station in Portland, and says criticism that says it fails because most commuters drive to work misses the point of the forward-thinking development.
Oct 21, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
Ten years ago, Orenco Station outside Portland, Oregon was the model New Urbanist, transit-oriented development community. And while the project has had great success in creating community, it still hasn't lured commuters out of their cars.
Oct 12, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
Renaissance Homes, a Portland builder, is attempting to revitalize its business by transitioning from suburban, large-scale development to multiple infill projects.
Sep 22, 2011   The Oregonian
They're calling it 'bicycle-supported development', but it amounts to the same thing: new projects are springing up in Portland, OR that cater to the bicycle crowd with extensive bike racks and near popular bikeways.
Sep 22, 2011   The New York Times