Oregon

March 17, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>In an unlikely meeting of minds, environmentalists, the Port of Portland and other industrial groups have come together to request funding for the protection of sensitive waterfront habitats along the Willamette River.</p>
The Portland Tribune
March 14, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>A state task force looking at improving the Oregon state land use and planning system is going back to work.</p>
The Oregonian
March 6, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Portland city officials are warming up to the idea that jobs are key to sustainable cities, and have proposed a plan to try to lure sustainable businesses to the city.</p>
The Portland Tribune
February 28, 2008, 5am PST
<p>A proposal to make Eugene, Oregon's bus system fare-free has been voted down by the regional transit district.</p>
The Register-Guard
February 21, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Subdivisions that were approved under Oregon's Measure 37 in 2004 and then overturned by the passage of Measure 49 last November are moving forward, but only a few houses at a time -- a result Measure 49's proponents say is a victory.</p>
The Oregonian
February 20, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>Portland's plan for ending homelessness by 2015 has caught the attention of several Canadian municipalities, which are looking to apply the Portland model to their own cities.</p>
The Globe & Mail
February 17, 2008, 5am PST
<p>This editorial argues that a growth boundary is not the right way to control suburban growth in Salem, Oregon.</p>
Statesman Journal
February 13, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Boise State University's Centre for Creativity and Innovation has created and index of creative cities that's found Boise to be just about as creative as cities such as Portland and Seattle.</p>
Boise State University Focus Magazine
January 26, 2008, 9am PST
<p>This article looks at the success of downtown parks in cities big and small and argues that Eugene, Oregon, needs to start thinking about parks and stop looking at parking lots to drive the local economy.</p>
Eugene Weekly
January 8, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Blue boxes painted on the street at key Portland intersections are part of an effort to reduce the amount of bikers hit by cars turning right.</p>
The Oregonian
January 8, 2008, 5am PST
<p>A land subdivision in Oregon approved under the state's Measure 37 is going forward, despite the fact that it should have been significantly scaled back after the passage of Measure 49 in November. Many view this case as a test of what 49 will allow.</p>
The Oregonian
January 3, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Portland wants to expand its streetcar system, and is relying on federal funds to do it. But the Federal Transit Administration says it will give grants to only cost-effective proposals -- creating a heavy bias toward buses and away from streetcars.</p>
The Oregonian
January 2, 2008, 9am PST
<p>Rules mandating higher energy efficiency in all new Portland buildings are slow to catch on in the city, but officials are hoping to gather support.</p>
The Oregonian
December 22, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Pending plans to extend Portland's streetcar system are causing two current transportation infrastructure projects to cautiously tip-toe forward and not make any moves that would prevent the future option of the streetcar from being included.</p>
The Portland Tribune
December 15, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Oregon's state transportation budget is falling short of the projected demand by billions of dollars. A committee of local politicians is laying blame at the state and federal levels.</p>
The Oregonian
December 5, 2007, 6am PST
<p>A subdivision project enabled by Oregon's Measure 37 and already under development when the state's voter passed the counteractive Measure 49 in November may be allowed to continue, raising questions about how to interpret to competing measures.</p>
The Oregonian
November 27, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>Planners and politicians are calling for a revival of Oregon's "Big Look" -- a broad effort to refresh the state's urban growth and land use planning policies.</p>
Associated Press via Statesman Journal
November 14, 2007, 9am PST
<p>This editorial from <em>The Oregonian</em> argues that even though Measure 49 passed, it is only a slight step backward on an irreversible path towards more property rights in Oregon.</p>
The Oregonian
November 13, 2007, 6am PST
<p>A proposed plan in Portland, Oregon would force builders and developers who only meet minimum energy efficiency standards in new projects to pay a fee, while projects that exceed standards would receive cash awards.</p>
The Oregonian
November 11, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>With the passage of Oregon's Measure 49, some development projects already approved under the now-overturned Measure 37 may be in limbo as the courts determine whether they can be completed.</p>
Associated Press via Worldlink