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

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

by Connie Ozawa
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559636955

ISBN-13: 9781559636957

Pub. Date: 10/08/2004

Publisher: Island Press

In The Portland Edge, leading urban scholars who have lived in and studied the region present a balanced look at Portland today, explaining current conditions in the context of the people and institutions that have been instrumental in shaping it. Contributors provide empirical data as well as critical insights and analyses, clarifying the ways in which policy and…  See more details below

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In The Portland Edge, leading urban scholars who have lived in and studied the region present a balanced look at Portland today, explaining current conditions in the context of the people and institutions that have been instrumental in shaping it. Contributors provide empirical data as well as critical insights and analyses, clarifying the ways in which policy and planning have made a difference in the Portland metropolitan region. Because of its iconic status and innovative approach to growth, Portland is an important case study for anyone concerned with land use and community development in the twenty-first century. The Portland Edge offers useful background and a vital overview of the region, allowing others to draw lessons from its experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559636957
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
10/08/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ABOUT ISLAND PRESS,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
Dedication,
List of Tables,
Table of Figures,
PREFACE,
Introduction - Challenges in Growing Communities,
1 - The Portland Edge in Context,
2 - It's Not an Experiment: Regional Planning at Metro, 1990 to the Present,
3 - Urban Redevelopment in Portland: Making the City Livable for Everyone?,
4 - Dialectics of Control: The Origins and Evolution of Conflict in Portland's Neighborhood Association Program,
5 - The Myth and Reality of Portland's Engaged Citizenry and Process-Oriented Governance,
6 - Community Radio in Community Development: Portland's KBOO Radio,
7 - If Zealously Promoted by All: The Push and Pull of Portland Parks History,
8 - Centers and Edges: Reshaping Downtown Portland,
9 - The Reality of Portland's Housing Market,
10 - Housing Density and Livability in Portland,
11 - The Evolution of Transportation Planning in the Portland Metropolitan Area,
12 - Keeping the Green Edge: Stream Corridor Protection in the Portland Metropolitan Region,
13 - Portland's Reslvonse to Homeless Issues and the "Broken Windows" Theory,
Conclusion,
About the Contributors,
INDEX,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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