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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559636957
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Portland edge in context 9
2 It's not an experiment : regional planning at metro, 1990 to the present 35
3 Urban redevelopment in Portland : making the city livable for everyone? 61
4 Dialectics of control : the origins and evolution of conflict in Portland's neighborhood association program 84
5 The myth and reality of Portland's engaged citizenry and process-oriented government 102
6 Community radio in community development : Portland's KBOO radio 118
7 If zealously promoted by all : the push and pull of Portland parks history 140
8 Centers and edges : reshaping downtown Portland 164
9 The reality of Portland's housing market 184
10 Housing density and livability in Portland 206
11 The evolution of transportation planning in the Portland metropolitan area 230
12 Keeping the green edge : stream corridor protection in the Portland metropolitan region 257
13 Portland's response to homeless issues and the "broken windows" theory 280
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