SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Planning Portland

"Prior to leaving his post as Portland, Oregon’s first Chief Urban Designer in late March this year, Arun Jain completed a working blueprint for Portland’s Central City from which great public places and spaces can be created over the next 25 years. It is also a basis for creating a resilient city intended to protect, enhance and create its cherished environment and character. The plan provides a dynamic means for cities to foster uniqueness and counter uncertainty."



Portland Considers Household “Street Fee” to Help Pay for Infrastructure

Portland leaders are moving ahead with plans for a monthly fee, charged to city households and businesses, to shore up local transportation budgets. Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick announced yesterday that they will ask the City Council to institute the program, rather than seek voter approval. Jonathan Maus at Bike Portland […]