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Homelessness -- Oregon -- Portland

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Addressing Homeless Encampments On Public Right-Of-Way: A Knowledge Transfer Project, Andrée Tremoulet Sep 2013

Addressing Homeless Encampments On Public Right-Of-Way: A Knowledge Transfer Project, Andrée Tremoulet

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

This technology transfer project provided practical information about how to address homeless encampments on public right-of-way to transportation professionals, including Federal Highway Administration officials, Oregon public works directors, transportation educators and students.

Through a previous project funded by OTREC and Oregon Department of Transportation, research had been conducted about the extent of the issue among state transportation agencies and how they were addressing it. The prior grant also provided for the development of a Best Practices Guide. The current project enabled staff to present the results of the research to transportation practitioners and policy analysts through multiple forums and media ...


Homeless Encampments On Public Right-Of-Way: A Planning And Best Practices Guide, Ellen M. Bassett, Andrée Tremoulet, Allison Moe Sep 2012

Homeless Encampments On Public Right-Of-Way: A Planning And Best Practices Guide, Ellen M. Bassett, Andrée Tremoulet, Allison Moe

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Homelessness is a societal problem. Its causes are complex, and its effects have implications for many public agencies, including those not directly responsible for providing assistance to homeless individuals. Because homeless people constantly seek safe shelter and refuges, agencies that own public land and buildings sometimes find themselves in contact with this population. Nationally, the impact of homelessness appears to represent a substantial operational challenge for state transportation agencies and Departments of Transportation (DOTs). Two online surveys?one of state DOT managers and supervisors and the other of public sector managers of highway rest areas (DOT and other state agency ...


A Case Study Of The Baldock Restoration Project, Andrée Tremoulet, Ellen M. Bassett Jan 2012

A Case Study Of The Baldock Restoration Project, Andrée Tremoulet, Ellen M. Bassett

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Since the 1980s, homelessness has become an increasingly visible and seemingly intransigent part of American society. It affects not only those who experience it directly, as a condition in their own lives, but also a broad spectrum of interests that deal with its effects. One such interest is owners and managers of public land, where homeless individuals commonly seek refuge, sometimes forming communities. Although their business may be transportation, natural resources management, recreation or some other public service, managers of public land are called upon to deal with this complex environmental, legal and human problem. This is a case study ...