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2004

Portland State University

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The Origin Of Portland, Oregon's Waterfront Park : A Paradigm Shift In City Planning (1967-1978), Michael Anthony Jenner Jan 2004

The Origin Of Portland, Oregon's Waterfront Park : A Paradigm Shift In City Planning (1967-1978), Michael Anthony Jenner

Dissertations and Theses

The present thesis chronicles the decision to replace Portland, Oregon's Harbor Drive, a downtown highway located between Front A venue and the Willamette River, with Tom McCall Waterfront Park, a thirty-seven acre linear greenway, in the late 1960s and 1970s. These events provide an example of the battle against the ascendancy of the automobile and the ability of concerned citizen groups to affect city planning decisions.