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More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.
April 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
A lot of websites only provide directions by car. Columbia Gorge Car-Free chooses routes more conducive to a natural setting.
April 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Washington Park is described as the jewel in the crown of Portland's park system. The city recently updated its master plan for the first time since 1981.
March 31, 2018, 7am PDT
A new research institute in the University of Oregon's College of Design reflects the ongoing need to put planners and designers to work in delivering better public health outcomes.
March 25, 2018, 7am PDT
The proposal promises a one-hour commute between Vancouver and Seattle.
March 23, 2018, 11am PDT
It's a sad day. Portlandia will no longer skewer the idiosyncrasies of enlightened urban lifestyles.
March 21, 2018, 9am PDT
Freeing buses from congestion and protecting pedestrians from speeding cars are two of the goals expressed by the Central City in Motion planning process.
March 15, 2018, 9am PDT
The proposed property tax exemption in Portland would be from the "carrot" school of affordable housing incentives.
March 13, 2018, 7am PDT
Widening highways won't reduce congestion—that's the conclusion of a report paid for by the state agency proposing several highway widening projects in Oregon.
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.
March 5, 2018, 2pm PST
Inclusionary zoning hasn't helped as much as the state of Oregon was hoping when it passed a law to lift restrictions on the policy in 2016. Construction excise taxes could be the next policy to catch on around the state.
March 3, 2018, 11am PST
The state Legislative Analyst's Office looks at California's out-migration data. Every year since 1990, more Californians left for other than states than arrive. Which states are sending their residents here, and where are Californians fleeing to?
California Legislative Analyst's Office
March 1, 2018, 10am PST
The state of Oregon is already tinkering with a bike tax it approved last year.
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 28, 2018, 5am PST
Now that the Trump Administration has reopened the U.S. coastlines to oil and gas extraction, it's unclear whether anyone will take up the opportunity in the Pacific Northwest.
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.
January 17, 2018, 12pm PST
Oregon was the first to conduct a pilot program in 2006, followed by California and Colorado last year. With financial backing from the U.S. DOT, at least four more states are exploring charging by the mile driven rather than the fuel burned.