I find it fascinating that in response to an article about economic development, a male planner felt entirely comfortable telling me that the only thing of value about me is how developed my breasts and vagina are. In fact, he seemed downright proud about that observation, so much so that he signed his email to […]
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- Two New Parking Policies Put Portland in the Lead on Parking - Planetizen / SightlineAugust 15, 2018 12:18 pm
- Oregon Supreme Court approves tax to fund state EV rebates - Utility DiveAugust 10, 2018 3:32 pm
- Final comment period open now for $42 billion Regional Transportation Plan - BikePortland.orgAugust 8, 2018 3:01 pm
- Unlikely Allies Are Joining Forces to Agitate for an Unprecedented Highway Tolling Plan Across Portland - Willamette WeekAugust 3, 2018 11:20 am
- How Do You Fix A Broken Street? Portland Tries On Division - Oregon Public BroadcastingAugust 3, 2018 11:16 am
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You can look at commercial district revitalization in two ways: The first way, which is the common way, and unfortunately not the best way, is to hatch a scheme to get rid of everything that is under-performing and replace it with something else. Bulldoze it, and start over with a blank slate. This approach to […]
This nondescript building in downtown Astoria, OR was hiding a surprise: a breathtaking expanse of clear span space with a rare domed lamella roof system. As unlikely as it appears on the exterior, this warehouse-like building was actually an Armory, constructed to provide entertainment for military personnel during World War II headquartered in this lovely […]
My election day began with a meeting of a group I was recently asked to join, the NE STEM/STEAM coalition in Portland, Oregon. The group’s mission (I paraphrase) is to help students from communities of color gain access to careers and education in science, technology, and the arts.
Who knew that competition was so fierce and cutthroat in the world of architectural boat tours in Chicago? According to our guide, who was a docent volunteer on the official Chicago Architectural Foundation tour, CAF has turned their river meanderings into one of the top visitor draws in the city, which, of course, has spawned […]
There is a unique joy in walking through a building and experiencing what it was, understanding what it is now, and contemplating what it can be in the future.
Portland is a planner’s mecca. Or is it? Visitors to the city are treated to postcard worthy scenes of light rail trains, streetcars and even an aerial tram gliding past renovated brick warehouses and gleaming glass towers. But at the regional level the picture is not so perfect.