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Achieving Sustainable, Compact Development In The Portland Metropolitan Area: New Tools And Approaches For Developing Centers And Corridors, Gil Kelley, Sheila A. Martin, Elizabeth Mylott Nov 2009

Achieving Sustainable, Compact Development In The Portland Metropolitan Area: New Tools And Approaches For Developing Centers And Corridors, Gil Kelley, Sheila A. Martin, Elizabeth Mylott

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

This report represents the work of a group of local public, private and institutional experts in real estate development and finance convened by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University. This was done at the request of Metro, which wanted outside expert advice on ways to achieve more robust development of centers and corridors in the Portland metropolitan area, an important aspect of implementing the 2040 Growth Concept. Although the expert advisory group (EAG) enthusiastically took on this task, it wanted to first back up a step and deliberate over whether and to what extent center and ...


Bike Wars: Hostile Forces -- Drivers And Riders -- Go Wheel To Wheel In The Streets, Kyle Cassidy Jul 2009

Bike Wars: Hostile Forces -- Drivers And Riders -- Go Wheel To Wheel In The Streets, Kyle Cassidy

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Examines the dynamics of bicycle culture in Portland, Oregon, with special focus on the interactions between cyclists and drivers. The article probes the economic, demographic and history of cycling in Portland, as well as plans for the future.


Business Growth In The Portland Metro Region, Sheila A. Martin, Emily Picha May 2009

Business Growth In The Portland Metro Region, Sheila A. Martin, Emily Picha

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Like other articles on the Metropolitan Knowledge Network, we examine our region’s prosperity in comparison to other regions comparable to the Portland MSA and present the data in order of their 2008 population estimates.


Exploring Our Region’S Prosperity, Sheila A. Martin, Emily Picha May 2009

Exploring Our Region’S Prosperity, Sheila A. Martin, Emily Picha

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Prosperity refers to the economic success of the regional economy and can be measured using income data. In order to assess regional prosperity in the Portland Metropolitan region, we will consider two measures of income: aggregate regional income (Metropolitan GDP) and income for individuals and households. In addition, we will discuss poverty levels in the Portland Metropolitan region according to the federal poverty standard. To ascertain the significant income variations both within the region and between comparable regions, this paper will compare counties within the Portland Metropolitan region and discuss how Portland measures up to ten "comparator regions" in the ...


Spreading The Green And Sharing The Wealth, Rachel White Jan 2009

Spreading The Green And Sharing The Wealth, Rachel White

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Examines the effects and benefits of trees for the urban environment, and looks at recent studies that have attempted to define the benefits of urban trees. Discusses the implications of trees for city planning.


A Journey To Tolerance: Overcoming The Politics Of Hate, Leanne Claire Serbulo Jan 2009

A Journey To Tolerance: Overcoming The Politics Of Hate, Leanne Claire Serbulo

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

The article examines the history of race relations in Oregon and Portland, as well as the growth of hate groups. It also discusses anti-gay and anti-abortion violence and rhetoric, and what opponents of hate groups did to stem the growth of extremism in Portland. The author argues that the institutional conditions that gave rise to extremism in the 1980s need to be addressed because we are still susceptible to homegrown hate.


Bailout Strategists: Thinking Through Philanthropy In A Time Of Troubles, Vivek Shandas, Marjory Hamman, Mark Holloway Jan 2009

Bailout Strategists: Thinking Through Philanthropy In A Time Of Troubles, Vivek Shandas, Marjory Hamman, Mark Holloway

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

As the global economy spirals into the unknown, fiscal certainty remains hard to come by in the region, especially when it comes to issues of social justice and support for the underprivileged. It’s hard to hear marginalized communities over the din of big banks and corporate CEOs. Increasingly, philanthropic organizations are being relied upon to fill the gap between having and needing, but can we expect philanthropy to thrive given predictions of darkening financial gloom? Vivek Shandas recently sat down with the principals from two local foundations outside the mainstream to learn about their strategies for success. Marjory Hamman ...