The Hidden Roadblock for Sustainability
To that end, Adams established Clean Energy Works, a pilot program to offer financing for clean energy upgrades. Other strategies Adams is employing include building bicycle boulevards and creating "20-minute neighborhoods."
From the interview: "Two-thirds of all trips in Portland and in most American cities are not about getting to and from work. So if I can offer quality, affordable goods and services, eliminate food deserts, have neighborhoods with schools and parks and amenities--if I can create these 20-minute complete neighborhoods all over Portland--it strengthens our local economy. "