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Conflicts between church and state are being decided in state and federal courts as governors act to protect their constituents from the coronavirus while religious institutions and their supporters seek exceptions from social gathering restrictions.
The Oregonian
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
April 16, 2020, 5am PDT
Part I was shutting down the economy on a multi-state basis in the absence of federal leadership. Part II will be opening them up in spite of federal assertiveness.
Politico
March 24, 2020, 10am PDT
An executive order ramps up the effort to lower emissions in the state, much of which come from transportation.
Bike Portland
March 23, 2020, 11am PDT
The inventor of the term missing middle housing has advice on writing zoning codes that effectively deliver on the potential of the tool.
CNU Public Square
March 16, 2020, 11am PDT
A legal battle is being waged between the coal-exporting states of Utah, Wyoming, and Montana and coastal cities in California, Oregon, and Washington that pits the power of local land-use authority against the protection of interstate commerce.
Los Angeles Times
March 16, 2020, 7am PDT
Identifying potential hubs and activity centers allows regions to foster economic growth and density.
The Avenue (Brookings)
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
March 2, 2020, 12pm PST
Republican state lawmakers repeated a tactic they successfully deployed last summer to prevent the passage of a bill that would have made Oregon the second state, after California, to place a price on carbon emissions from most economic sectors.
The Washington Post
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 21, 2020, 10am PST
A Pew Stateline article tackles the challenges of reducing carbon emissions from transportation compared to electricity generation and looks at recent initiatives announced by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee aimed at decarbonizing transportation.
Pew Stateline
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 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
Feature
December 17, 2019, 2pm PST
Long considered beneath serious attention by design and planning elites, suburban settlements in the United States are emerging as key arenas to address crucial environmental, economic, and social issues.
Michael Mehaffy
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 4, 2019, 7am PST
The Pacific Northwest is leading the way for bicycle safety at the state level, according to the latest report from the League of American Bicyclists.
League of American Bicyclists
December 3, 2019, 2pm PST
The Portland experience builds the case for dedicated bus lanes as an effective method of congestion mitigation.
BikePortland
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