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Portland Edge: Challenges and Successes in Growing Communities / Edition 1
     

Portland Edge: Challenges and Successes in Growing Communities / Edition 1

by Connie Ozawa
 

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ISBN-10: 1559636955

ISBN-13: 2901559636956

Pub. Date: 10/08/2004

Publisher: Island Press

Portland, Oregon has been touted, not always by itself, as one of the most "livable" cities in the US. Set in a lush river valley, framed by the Coast Range and the Cascade Mountains, blessed with generally temperate Pacific maritime weather, and inhabited by what appears to be a very large number of progressive urban planners, Portland is a magnet for those drawn to

Overview

Portland, Oregon has been touted, not always by itself, as one of the most "livable" cities in the US. Set in a lush river valley, framed by the Coast Range and the Cascade Mountains, blessed with generally temperate Pacific maritime weather, and inhabited by what appears to be a very large number of progressive urban planners, Portland is a magnet for those drawn to such attractions. However, Portland is pricing much of its populace out of the housing market, it often has the highest unemployment in the nation, and its people have just voted in a measure that could stop its style of land use planning in its tracks. Ozawa (urban studies and planning, Portland State U.) and her contributors (many of whom, such as Carl Abbot and Chet Orloff, live in Portland) examine how well the promises of the last generation's experimental approach to development and government have actually worked. They report on the effect planning has had on the economy, local government, and Portland's downtown. This is a good baseline for comparison in the coming years with new policies on planning coming into operation. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901559636956
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
10/08/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344

Table of Contents


List of Tables, Figures, and Photos
Preface
Introduction
 
Chapter 1. The Portland Edge in Context
Chapter 2. It's Not an Experiment: Regional Planning at Metro, 1990 to the Present
Chapter 3. Urban Redevelopment in Portland: Making the City Livable for Everyone?
Chapter 4. Dialectics of Control: The Origins and Evolution of Conflict in Portland's Neighborhood Association Program
Chapter 5. The Myth and Reality of Portland's Engaged Citizenry and Process-Oriented Government
Chapter 6. Community Radio in Community Development: Portland's KBOO Radio
Chapter 7. If Zealously Promoted by All: The Push and Pull of Portland Parks History
Chapter 8. Centers and Edges: Reshaping Downtown Portland
Chapter 9. The Reality of Portland's Housing Market
Chapter 10. Housing Density and Livability in Portland
Chapter 11. The Chapter Evolution of Transportation Planning in the Portland Metropolitan Area
Chapter 12. Keeping the Green Edge: Stream Corridor Protection in the Portland Metropolitan Region
Chapter 13. Portland's Response to Homeless Issues and the "Broken Windows" Theory
 
Conclusion
About the Contributors
Index

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