Oregon

3 days ago
They're a good start. But compared to similar policies in cities like Portland and Vancouver, Seattle's new policies around accessory dwelling units may be lackluster.
The Urbanist
5 days ago
Two new research hubs will explore the intersections between homelessness, technology, and urban planning.
Oregon Live
October 6, 2018, 7am PDT
An editorial calls for Portland, Oregon to approve a requirement that warning signs be placed on unreinforced historic buildings. An argument is made for further measures, and a greater sense of urgency.
The Oregonian
September 28, 2018, 9am PDT
Electric buses have arrived. Portland is only the latest example.
The Oregonian
September 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Expensive West Coast cities are looking to these alternative and add-on structures to ease their housing challenges.
SF Gate
Feature
September 24, 2018, 7am PDT
Urban sustainability efforts have historically failed to advance all three E’s of sustainability: environmental action, economic development, and equity. However, a movement is underway to put equity—the oft-ignored E—at the forefront.
Megan Horst
September 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
The mayor of Vancouver, Washington is leading a goodwill campaign in the hopes of launching work on a new bridge over the Columbia River, after Washington abandoned Oregon on the project in 2013.
The Oregonian
September 11, 2018, 12pm PDT
Portland, OR is asking residents to help prioritize its "wishlist" of transportation projects for the growing Central City area.
The Oregonian
September 9, 2018, 9am PDT
A deep dive into what a Portland rent check pays for sheds light on strategies to help lower rising rents.
Sightline Institute
August 29, 2018, 11am PDT
Accessible technology and a centralized database and call center will help deliver a one-call, one-click transportation information system for seniors and people with special needs in the Portland region.
Bike Portland
August 24, 2018, 9am PDT
The increasingly expensive city of Portland views mobile homes as a critical form of affordable housing.
The Oregonian
August 21, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Division Transit Project recently received some badly needed funding from the city of Portland, finally reversing a streak of bad news. The project will still need a substantial allocation from the federal government.
The Oregonian
August 20, 2018, 8am PDT
It might be the nation's most significant but least known congestion pricing plan. The plan originally recommended tolling all lanes on segments of two interstates. Four more roads were just added to broaden the plan.
KOIN6
August 15, 2018, 11am PDT
Portland will implement dynamic meter pricing and parking districts, making it the leader in progressive parking policies in the Pacific Northwest, according to this article.
Sightline Institute
August 15, 2018, 8am PDT
One of the most controversial measures on the November 6 ballot in California is Prop. 10: the repeal of the landmark Costa-Hawkins Act that places limits on rent control. Real estate investment trusts are donating big time to defeat it.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 9, 2018, 11am PDT
A controversial new sales tax on motor vehicles in a state with no sales taxes survived a court challenge. As a result, Oregon consumers will have another reason to consider purchasing or leasing an electric vehicle: receiving up to a $5,000 rebate.
Utility Dive
August 9, 2018, 6am PDT
The Willamette Week put out a call for tips about electric scooter users acting badly. They got an earful of the unexpected.
Willamette Week
August 8, 2018, 11am PDT
Oregon Metro's Regional Transportation Plan sets policy and project goals through 2040.
Bike Portland
August 4, 2018, 9am PDT
Do residents in Vancouver, Washington need protection from congestion pricing applied to all lanes on two Portland interstates? Gov. Jay Inslee seems to think so, adding that the value pricing pilot project is "going nowhere."
The Columbian
August 2, 2018, 2pm PDT
About two people a year are killed on Division street in Portland, and many more inured, now some fixes are in place and more are on the way.
Oregon Public Broadcasting