The Portland Edge: Challenges and Successes in Growing Communities

The Portland Edge: Challenges and Successes in Growing Communities

by Connie Ozawa
     
 

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.

Editorial Reviews

Landscape Architecture Magazine

"Whether Portland is a model for Smart Growth and sustainability or is failing to address challenges of urban sprawl and affordable housing is one of the debates at the heart of this book, which examines how Portland's urban system and planning approaches actually work—an exploration applicable to other U.S. metropolitan areas."
The Oregonian

"With numerous photos, tables and figures, The Portland Edge is a text for urban livability."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559636872
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
10/08/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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