Yesterday at its annual meeting, the American Public Health Association adopted a policy statement on noise pollution. A brief description of what APHA is calling for.
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Editor’s note: To accompany the start of our Across Generations series, an important point about how we refer to older people. There’s a big difference between referring to “the elderly” and “elders,” as Rabbi Joshua Chasan explains.
The International Making Cities Livable conference featured presentations by three mayors from three very different cities: Salt Lake City, Utah; Carmel, Indiana; and Freiburg, Germany. After hearing them, I’m primed for visiting all three of their hometowns.
In Portland, food carts have really sizzled. Head downtown and you’ll find an entire city block (home to a parking lot) completely lined by food carts. A look at “food cartology.” Also: the importance of public engagement in planning.
PlannersWeb Editor Wayne Senville continues his reflections on Portland, Oregon, with a look at transportation and land use, and how the city has become a leader in the “dead freeway” movement.
After spending ten days in Portland, Oregon, PlannersWeb Editor Wayne Senville reflects on nature in the city and the role of water. More reflections from Senville over the next few days.
Three of Portland’s newest urban parks serve the booming Pearl District, north of downtown. Each park has its own special identity and character — the result of a thoughtful planning process.
You see the silver, ovoid-shaped aerial trams high in the air heading up towards a hill. Is there a ski slope on the other side? Unlikely in a city that averages under five inches of snow a year. So just where are those trams heading? And why?
Orenco Station is both an actual light-rail station and the name of a 209 acre “transit-oriented” development adjacent to the station. They’re both in Hillsboro, Oregon, a fast growing suburb of Portland, and home to the state’s “Silicon Forest.”
One of the most remarkable aspects of Oregon planning law is the “urban growth boundary” (UGB). A look at how it works.
Hillsboro, Oregon — a fast-growing western suburb of Portland — is seeking to revive its downtown “main street” district by focusing on arts and culture.
What can residents do with that narrow strip of grass or plants and sometimes also trees usually located between the curb and the sidewalk. In Portland, homeowners have come up with some creative answers.