March 12, 2018, 10am PDT
Fines will be waived for low-income riders, among other changes aimed at bringing "fairness and equity" to TriMet's enforcement system.
February 21, 2018, 7am PST
An inclusionary zoning case study is emerging in Portland. Even if inclusionary zoning isn't broken, it might still need a fix, say local planners.
February 20, 2018, 1pm PST
A "once-in-a-generation" redevelopment plan, called for in Portland's Central City 2035 Plan, has inspired big thinking from architects and planners.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 8, 2018, 7am PST
To close a $14 million budget shortfall, TriMet may scale back aspects of the planned bus line.
January 26, 2018, 10am PST
As the Portland City Council considers the Central City 2035 plan, downtown residents, many of whom live in high-rises, are actively opposing regulations that would allow new high-rises.
January 19, 2018, 6am PST
Portland has implemented one of the most sweeping commitments to traffic safety of any city in the United States: 20 mph speed limits over the vast majority of the city's streets.
December 31, 2017, 11am PST
Planning for snow, and for cold days, is a professional practice unto itself.
December 26, 2017, 1pm PST
The state of Washington has taken a first, serious look at a high-speed rail project linking Vancouver in British Columbia to Seattle and Portland.
December 23, 2017, 5am PST
As monopolies, especially local ones, loom in some other industries, Uber's predominance has been slipping. Will a duopoly between Uber and Lyft be enough to ensure quality ride-hailing?
December 19, 2017, 8am PST
Willamette's new bike lanes make for an important link in Portland's bike infrastructure, but building unprotected bike lanes on a high-speed street carries risk.
December 15, 2017, 8am PST
Even progressive Portland wrestles with conservatism when it comes to housing in single-family neighborhoods
December 3, 2017, 7am PST
The Jade District on Portland's distant east side is a typical geography of wide streets and sprawl, but is also a relatively complete, self-contained community.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
November 23, 2017, 1pm PST
A crowdfunding campaign recently launched to support a new kind of commissary kitchen in Portland.
November 16, 2017, 8am PST
A TriMet transit agency analysis has identified a culprit in the decline of transit ridership in Portland: gentrification and displacement.
October 24, 2017, 5am PDT
Oregon's recently approved gas tax legislation also calls for tolling of I-205 and I-5 in the Portland metro area, with the application of value or congestion pricing so peak period tolls would be higher, which have raised equity concerns.
October 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
Car2Go is giving an upgrade to its car sharing service in Portland, OR by phasing out the tiny Smarts in favor of larger Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles.
October 11, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Portland's new residential infill ordinance would reduce the number of 1:1 demolitions—which often convert older, affordable homes into expensive McMansions.
September 26, 2017, 9am PDT
Planetizen's "Planners Across America" series continues in the city that put many contemporary best planning practices on the map: Portland, Oregon.
September 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
As Seattle grows, families are finding it harder to find homes, because the city has a disproportionate number of one-bedrooms and studios compared to other American cities.
September 8, 2017, 10am PDT
Faced with an uptick in roadway fatalities, Oregon is looking at how to increase safety. But it's concentrating on highways while arterials actually account for the region's most severe crashes.