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Using Indicators Projects As Prompts For Exploring Equity: A Case Study Of Greater Portland Pulse, Meg Merrick, Diane Besser, Shelia A. Martin Oct 2013

Using Indicators Projects As Prompts For Exploring Equity: A Case Study Of Greater Portland Pulse, Meg Merrick, Diane Besser, Shelia A. Martin

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

This paper describes the process that the Greater Portland Pulse (GPP) initiated to incorporate the measurement of progress toward social equity into the project. While equity may appear to be a widely accepted priority for communities, the GPP process created a dialogue that was sometimes contentious but also profoundly educational for the participants revealing some of the complexities, not only of the issue of equity, but the challenges (particularly the inadequacy of available data) and trade-offs that are inescapable when using conventional data sets.

Additionally, this paper discusses some of the consequences of a process that, while incorporating equity values ...


Exploring The Intertwine: 1,250 Miles Of Parks, Trails, And Natural Areas, Ramona Denies Jan 2013

Exploring The Intertwine: 1,250 Miles Of Parks, Trails, And Natural Areas, Ramona Denies

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

A new non-profit, the Intertwine Alliance, envisions a seamless network of urban parks and trails in the Portland/Vancouver metro area — one that would enhance, stitch together, and then expand, over 1,250 miles of existing bike and pedestrian trails, and involve 32 cities, 6 counties, and 2 states. Follow Ramona DeNies on the trail.


Seeking Sustainability And Affordability: Native American Housing In Se Portland, Leah Gibson Jan 2013

Seeking Sustainability And Affordability: Native American Housing In Se Portland, Leah Gibson

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) is working to create tryky affordable housing for the Native American community in Portland. Using an innovative stacked modular construction technology, Rey Espana of NAYA and Stuart Emmons of SERA Architects are creating sustainable and affordable housing that both respects tradition and is a model for the future.


Defining, Tracking, And Displaying Regional Equity Conditions: Two Approaches From The Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Region, Meg Merrick Jan 2013

Defining, Tracking, And Displaying Regional Equity Conditions: Two Approaches From The Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Region, Meg Merrick

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

This report explores the strengths and weaknesses of two significant regional indicator projects for the Portland‐Vancouver metropolitan area. Specifically, this paper focuses on the measurement of equity conditions at a regional scale. In 2003, the Coalition for a Livable Future (CLF), in partnership with Portland State University (PSU), launched the nation's first regional equity atlas endeavor that pushed the notion of equity to the forefront of regional discourse. Defined primarily in terms of access to opportunities, especially in spatial terms, the atlas took advantage of the analytical capabilities and graphic power of mapping and maps to convey its ...


The Myth Of Portlandia, Sara Gates Jan 2013

The Myth Of Portlandia, Sara Gates

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

An interview with Carl Abbott, professor of Urban Studies and Planning at PSU, and Karin Magaldi, chair of PSU's Theatre and Film Department, about Portland's recent trio of locally-filmed TV shows. How are they changing how the rest of the country perceives us? How are they changing us?


Estacada, Jeremy R. Young Jan 2013

Estacada, Jeremy R. Young

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Jeremy Young takes us "close to everything, but away from it all" in Estacada.


The Geography Of Home: A Preview From The Regional Equity Atlas 2.0, Meg Merrick, Kris Smock Jan 2013

The Geography Of Home: A Preview From The Regional Equity Atlas 2.0, Meg Merrick, Kris Smock

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

A sneak preview of Equity Atlas 2.0, looking at housing in the region.