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Long Trails Project: Identifying Opportunities, Solving Problems, And Exploring Implementation, Portland State University Jan 2012

Long Trails Project: Identifying Opportunities, Solving Problems, And Exploring Implementation, Portland State University

Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management Research Projects

This document presents the final report of the Long Trails Project, a partnership with the Oregon Parks Department and USP 549: Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management, a course offered to graduate planning students in the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. It is divided into 5 sections: (1.) History of Long Trails and Regional Trail Networks (2.) Long Trails in Northwestern Oregon (3.) The Demand for Long Trails-based Recreation (4.) Long Trails and Community Economic Development (5.) Long Trails Implementation.

This technical report is edited by Dr. Ethan Seltzer


Ecolopolis 5.0: High Speed Rail In Cascadia, Portland State University Jan 2011

Ecolopolis 5.0: High Speed Rail In Cascadia, Portland State University

Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management Research Projects

This is a working document and is the fifth report in this series. This report is the product of term-long projects conducted by graduate students from the two universities, and taught by Professor Daniel Carlson and Professor Ethan Seltzer. The courses engaged the questions of identifying the impacts, maximizing the benefits, and exploring implementation options for high speed rail development in the Cascadia corridor. Though passenger rail has long been a shared interest in the corridor, the recent U.S. initiative proposed by the Obama administration have accelerated high speed rail activity and discussions in Cascadia. The seven papers developed ...


Ecolopolis 4.0: Livability In Cascadia, Portland State University Jan 2009

Ecolopolis 4.0: Livability In Cascadia, Portland State University

Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management Research Projects

This is a working document and is the forth report in this series. This document examines the implications for Cascadia of the new federal livability partnership between the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Transportation. This new interest in the role that Federal agencies can and should play in furthering goals for livability and smart growth presents Cascadia and other megaregions an opportunity to articulate their own livability agendas in anticipation of new initiatives emanating from Washington, DC.

This version, 4.0, has been produced by the Fall 2009 class and is ...


Ecolopolis 3.0: Infrastructure And Sustainability In Cascadia, Portland State University Jan 2008

Ecolopolis 3.0: Infrastructure And Sustainability In Cascadia, Portland State University

Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management Research Projects

This is a working document and is the third report in this series. This report presents a vision for coordination and sustainable economic development in the Vancouver-Seattle-Portland megaregion. Building on two previous studies, the report includes a detailed sector-based economic analysis and recommendations for further strengthening Cascadia's economic "competencies" in areas of green building and architecture, creative services, agriculture and food production and high tech. It also makes recommendations for protecting Cascadia's renowned environmental heritage and reputation for sustainability, while improving flows and connections within the megaregion.

This version, 3.0, has been produced by the Spring 2008 ...


Ecolopolis 2.0, Portland State University Sep 2006

Ecolopolis 2.0, Portland State University

Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management Research Projects

This is a working document and is the second report in this series. In section one the document begins by reviewing the origin and definition of "Cascadia" as a named place. Section two includes a description of the Cascadian landscape, and the issues and conditions in both its metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Section three present four strategies for growing, stewarding, and sustaining Cascadia along "ecolopoli­tan" lines. The document concludes with the next steps for this project.

This version, 2.0, has been produced by the Spring 2006 class and is edited by Dr. Ethan Seltzer


Ecolopolis: Making The Case For A Cascadian Supercity, Portland State University Aug 2005

Ecolopolis: Making The Case For A Cascadian Supercity, Portland State University

Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Management Research Projects

This is a working document and is the first product of an ongoing project focused on the existence of and prospects for Cascadia. The document is organized into three main sections. In section one we consider Cascadia from an economic point of view using the cluster model developed by Michael Porter and others. In section two we look at the Cascadia through the lens afforded by high speed rail. In the third section we revisit the questions that launched this study, and discuss the next steps. For those you new to Cascadia, we append some basic background information on the ...