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The Portland Residential Infill Project is expected for approval by the Portland City Council today, culminating a six year process that became more and more ambitious with every iteration.
Sightline Institute
August 6, 2020, 9am PDT
Multnomah County is planning to spend $825 million to replace the Burnside Bridge, which engineers say is unlikely to withstand the force of a large eathquake.
The Oregonian
July 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Bike share data from six U.S. cities offer insight into how Americans have changed travel patterns during the pandemic.
Citymetric
July 5, 2020, 11am PDT
The I-5 Rose Quarter project has proven controversial throughout the study and planning process, and now it's losing key local political support.
The Oregonian
June 23, 2020, 9am PDT
A new approach to public safety is in the works in Portland.
TriMet
June 17, 2020, 8am PDT
High-speed rail advocates in the Pacific Northwest are pushing for a high-speed link between Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland to be part of future economic stimulus spending in the United States.
The Urbanist
June 15, 2020, 11am PDT
These two Western states did something that none of the 20 other states in the nation going the wrong way in the pandemic have yet to do: they paused their reopening plans due to rising coronavirus infections and hospitalizations.
Politico
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