Oregon

May 8, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The City of Portland joins Davis, California, as the only other city to earn the League of American Bicyclists' Platinum rating.</p>
The Oregonian
May 1, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Though the state is considered a model for smart planning, Oregon's sprawling landscape shows that the state has much the same problems as the rest of the country.</p>
The Oregonian
April 28, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>This video from <em>CBC</em> looks at how Victoria, British Columbia, plans to mimic the efforts of Portland, Oregon, to reduce homelessness by taking a "housing first" approach.</p>
CBC News: The National
April 25, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>After noticing a illegally parked police car, a Portland, Oregon lawyer made use of a state law provision that allows private citizens to issue parking tickets.</p>
USA Today
April 22, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Motorists in Oregon, Washington and Idaho are using less gas per week than the average American. A recent report credits the region's public transit systems and land use policies for the reduction in fuel consumption.</p>
The Oregonian
April 16, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Two local transportation advocates shed light on the plans and policies that have made Portland, Oregon the bicycle capital of the U.S.</p>
Democracy Now
April 7, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>While planners generally sell plans with "integrated infill" and "elegant density" that pairs new development with public amenities, the reality of what gets built in neighborhoods isn't always what's promised.</p>
The Oregonian
March 26, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Oregon's property rights issues should serve as a cautionary tale for the rest of the country, according to this article from <em>Metropolis</em>.</p>
Metropolis Magazine
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