Brew to Bikes: Portland's Artisan Economy

Brew to Bikes: Portland's Artisan Economy

by Charles Heying
     
 

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Dissatisfied with passive consumption, many residents of Portland, OR take matters into their own hands. Associate Professor of Urban Studies Charles Heying noticed these local artisans prospering all over the city and set out to study their thriving economy. Profiling hundreds of local businesses, and with an eye on Portland's unique penchant for sustainability

Overview

Dissatisfied with passive consumption, many residents of Portland, OR take matters into their own hands. Associate Professor of Urban Studies Charles Heying noticed these local artisans prospering all over the city and set out to study their thriving economy. Profiling hundreds of local businesses, and with an eye on Portland's unique penchant for sustainability and urban development, Brew to Bikes is about everything from bike manufacturers to microbreweries, from do-it-yourself to traditional crafts. A treatise to local, ethical business practices, Brew to Bikes positions Portland as a hub of artisan ingenuity worthy of admiration.

Editorial Reviews

No city in this country is more homegrown than Portland, Oregon. The locale often called "the Greenest City in America" hosts hundreds of prosperous local businesses; from microbreweries to bike manufacturers; to craft cooperatives to florists, jewelry makers, and farmers' markets. In this book, Portland State University professor Charles Heyring takes you inside an economy that offers new millennium solutions that resonate with time-honored principles. Editor's recommendation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932010329
Publisher:
Ooligan Press
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
OpenBook Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 11.62(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Heying is Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University in Portland, OR. His research interests include the interrelationship of private, nonprofit, and public sectors in market economies; institutional netword analysis; and elites, power, and social transformation. Heying's interests led him to develop a new project on Portland's artisan economy, depicting the "creative class" and cultural economy of a rising city.

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