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Portland

April 26, 2020, 7am PDT
Successful urban highway deconstruction projects have swapped highways for boulevards and saw economic, public health, and urban design benefits. Will more cities opt for highway removal programs over reconstruction?
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
April 19, 2020, 11am PDT
Disability rights advocates and people who rely on public transit put pressure on Mayor Jenny Durkan to develop a plan for pedestrian access to coronavirus testing centers in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
March 9, 2020, 8am PDT
The portion of Portland's Comprehensive Plan devoted to missing middle housing spurred a lawsuit that held up the plan until January of this year.
City of Portland
February 13, 2020, 12pm PST
A former industrial site on the edge of Portland, Oregon's urban core is planned with major urbanism ambitions.
UrbanLand
January 19, 2020, 11am PST
The federal opportunity zones program is a double benefit in the state of Oregon, and legislators are wondering if the program is more effective in setting up tax havens than delivering investments in underserved areas.
The Oregonian
December 8, 2019, 1pm PST
It's a draft map, but it's a big, bold draft map.
The Oregonian
December 6, 2019, 10am PST
The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission has proposed a truly radical development requirement for private developments in the city's downtown: spaces for the homeless.
Willamette Week
December 6, 2019, 8am PST
Portland has updated its bicycle parking code for the first time since the code was adopted in 1996.
BikePortland
December 3, 2019, 2pm PST
The Portland experience builds the case for dedicated bus lanes as an effective method of congestion mitigation.
BikePortland
November 25, 2019, 10am PST
Legal barriers to accessory dwelling units may be disappearing in some places, but costs can still be prohibitive. Several companies are stepping forward with more affordable options.
The Urbanist
November 11, 2019, 10am PST
The city of Portland last week revealed a new transit planning project intended to speed up and increase bus service, and hopefully increase ridership as a result.
BikePortland
November 8, 2019, 10am PST
A trio of housing reforms would allow increases in housing density and make anti-displacement a policy priority in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregonian
November 6, 2019, 10am PST
TriMet, the regional transit agency in the Portland, Oregon area, this week launched a process for creating a new Pedestrian Plan.
BikePortland
October 24, 2019, 6am PDT
The 20th century roots of equity planning, born in Cleveland, are evolving to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Portland provides a case study of that evolution.
Shareable
October 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new task force formed in Portland, Oregon will consider ways to make automobile use more expensive, including parking pricing, area and time-based fees, fleet charges, road user charges, cordons, and freeway pricing.
Bike Portland
October 15, 2019, 10am PDT
The difference between a proposed RM2 zoning designation with off-street parking requirements, versus with the parking requirements is massive, according to this article.
Sightline Institute
October 10, 2019, 8am PDT
Portland will soon be spreading out the red carpet for buses.
BikePortland
October 9, 2019, 11am PDT
As the company plans to cease operations in a number of markets, carsharing’s future in the rapidly shifting world of mobility is unclear.
Smart Cities Dive
September 30, 2019, 10am PDT
Three years after passing a $256 million housing bond, city officials in Portland, Oregon, report that over 1,400 units of affordable housing will result from planned and completed projects.
The Oregonian
September 25, 2019, 11am PDT
A project to build a new bridge between Portland and Washington State, once scuttled by Washington lawmakers, now has an aggressive timeline. There was some financial pressure involved in getting the project to its current status.
The Oregonian