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Enrollment Forecast (2006-2015) For Klamath Falls City Schools, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Risa S. Proehl, Vicky Buelow, George C. Hough Jr. Dec 2005

Enrollment Forecast (2006-2015) For Klamath Falls City Schools, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Risa S. Proehl, Vicky Buelow, George C. Hough Jr.

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

This report, prepared by the Population Research Center (PRC) provides a district-wide Enrollment Forecast, Enrollment Forecasts for individual schools, and demographic information for Klamath Falls City Schools (KFCS). The Enrollment Forecasts are developed for each grade for both the district-wide forecast and for the individual schools. KFCS offers education for students in grades kindergarten through 12. However, there is an area within its geographic boundary where not all public school students attend schools in KFCS. This area is referred to as the ‘overlap’ area. Students residing in the overlap area in grades 9-12 attend school in KFCS and those in ...


An Evaluation Of The Oregon Department Of Transportation’S (Odot) Environmental Streamlining Efforts: A Focus On Cetas, Connie P. Ozawa, Jennifer Dill Nov 2005

An Evaluation Of The Oregon Department Of Transportation’S (Odot) Environmental Streamlining Efforts: A Focus On Cetas, Connie P. Ozawa, Jennifer Dill

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

The Oregon Department of Transportation responded to the federal call in the late 1990s to streamline the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by (1) implementing organizational and procedural changes internal to the agency, (2) funding ODOT-dedicated staff positions in state and federal resource agencies, and (3) convening regular meetings with state and federal agencies with NEPA-related regulatory responsibilities. This latter effort evolved into the CETAS (Collaborative Environmental and Transportation Agreement for Streamlining) process that includes a management and a technical team element. This document reports an assessment of the effectiveness of these efforts. Phase I of the study was designed ...


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 ...


Portland Public Schools Enrollment Forecast, 2005-2015, Based On October 2004 Enrollments, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Barry Edmonston, Risa S. Proehl, Sonoko Endo, Richard Lycan Aug 2005

Portland Public Schools Enrollment Forecast, 2005-2015, Based On October 2004 Enrollments, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Barry Edmonston, Risa S. Proehl, Sonoko Endo, Richard Lycan

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

The Population Research Center has prepared district-wide and individual school Enrollment Forecasts for the Portland Public Schools (PPS) for the past 6 years. This year’s forecast relies on October 2004 PPS enrollment figures. It considers several factors that are likely to affect the school district's enrollments between the October 2004 and 2015, including the future number of births, net migrants, and the proportion of school-age children and youth enrolled in the public schools. The forecasts do not take into account local factors such as changing school programs or future school reorganizations that may have a significant effect on ...


Effects Of Comprehensive Plan Amendments On Interchange Traffic In Oregon, James G. Strathman, Thomas J. Kimpel, Paul Roland Leistner, Kenneth Dueker Jul 2005

Effects Of Comprehensive Plan Amendments On Interchange Traffic In Oregon, James G. Strathman, Thomas J. Kimpel, Paul Roland Leistner, Kenneth Dueker

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

In this paper we examine the effects of amendments to local comprehensive plans on interchange performance. Plan amendments over a 15-year period in Oregon resulting in changes to industrial or commercial land use were reviewed to identify those that occurred within one mile of an interchange. Regression analysis was then performed to estimate the impact of nearby plan amendments on subsequent interchange ADT. Plan amendments were found to have a substantial ADT effect on rural interchanges, but their incidence was very limited. In urban core areas, the estimated effect of plan amendments was negligible, possibly due to interchange congestion or ...


Boys & Girls Clubs Of Portland Targeted Outreach Program: Year One Evaluation Report Of Program Participation And Outcomes, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Barry Edmonston, Risa Proehl, Renee Ramey Jul 2005

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Portland Targeted Outreach Program: Year One Evaluation Report Of Program Participation And Outcomes, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Barry Edmonston, Risa Proehl, Renee Ramey

Publications, Reports and Presentations

This is the first of two evaluation reports. It offers a preliminary evaluation of the Portland Metropolitan Area Boys & Girls Clubs Targeted Outreach program. It assesses whether program participation and outcome goals have been met in the first year of a 2- year review period. The review period covers the 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 school years. This report is intended to document the success of the program during the first year, and to suggest ways to improve the process of measuring and documenting the success of the program during the following year. The second and final report will be a fuller evaluation of the program and will be completed in 2006. The evaluation is based on measuring two main items: 1) participation, which is the recruitment and retention of targeted youth in program activities; and 2) outcomes – the change in the targeted youth’s school performance and developmental assets due to participation in program activities.


Resolution In Support Of Senate Bill 82 (2005), City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Jul 2005

Resolution In Support Of Senate Bill 82 (2005), City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


The Landscape: Forest Park, Sarah Heinicke Jul 2005

The Landscape: Forest Park, Sarah Heinicke

Metroscape

A brief overview of the history, current status and threats to Forest Park, a 5,000 acre park located in the west hills of Portland, Oregon.


Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: Pattern Recognition: Migration And The Identity Of The Region, Alton Straub Jul 2005

Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: Pattern Recognition: Migration And The Identity Of The Region, Alton Straub

Metroscape

A periodic atlas which investigates migration in Oregon and the Metroscape using recently available data.


Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: Pattern Recognition: Migration And The Identity Of The Region, Alton Straub Jul 2005

Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: Pattern Recognition: Migration And The Identity Of The Region, Alton Straub

Metroscape

This version of the Periodic Atlas investigates migration in Oregon and the Metroscape using recently available data. It maps not just how many people are in-migrating and out-migrating, but where they come from and where they are going. This, of course, raises a fair question-does it really matter where new residents come from or where current residents go? Despite the fact that we are justifiably proud of our traditional freedom to move among states and communities seeking more opportunity and better lives, most states and communities have unique cultural icons (often stereotypical) with which they identify. If we sense that ...


Medford School District 549: School Enrollment Forecast, 2005 To 2015, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Irina V. Sharkova, Kenneth Radin, Richard Lycan Jul 2005

Medford School District 549: School Enrollment Forecast, 2005 To 2015, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Irina V. Sharkova, Kenneth Radin, Richard Lycan

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

The Population Research Center at Portland State University was asked by Medford School District to prepare an Enrollment Forecast for the 2005-2015 period. The District asked the Center to develop forecasts by grade for the District as a whole, as well as for its elementary, middle, and high schools. This report presents these forecasts, including a discussion of the data and methods used and an overview of population and housing trends and patterns.


The Burden Of Oregon History: The Historian As Prophet, John P. Rosenberg Jul 2005

The Burden Of Oregon History: The Historian As Prophet, John P. Rosenberg

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

In the latter part of his public career, after a lifetime of studying and thinking about the region and its people, Dodds began to write about “the tragedy of the lack of tragedy” in the lives of Pacific Northwesterners. Life had been relatively easy and perhaps “too successful” for the region’s citizens, “especially if one were a Caucasian,” wrote Gordon Dodds in the epilogue to his 1986 regional history, The American Northwest: A History of Oregon and Washington. Pacific Northwesterners had mastered their few difficulties with relative ease and their undemanding past may have left them unprepared for the ...


River Of No Return: The Willamette Regenerates, Gabriel Boehmer Jul 2005

River Of No Return: The Willamette Regenerates, Gabriel Boehmer

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Brief article takes a look at the history and possible future of the Willamette River, with special focus on controlling pollution, restoration, and activities of groups like Willamette Riverkeeper.


A Legacy In Land: A Primer On Realty And Reality, Mateusz Perkowski Jul 2005

A Legacy In Land: A Primer On Realty And Reality, Mateusz Perkowski

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

In depth look at the history and impact of Oregon's Measure 37, approved by the voters in 2004. Examines all sides of the debate around land use, property rights, and conflicts between property rights and preservation activists.


Homesteading On The Extraterrestrial Frontier, Carl Abbott Jul 2005

Homesteading On The Extraterrestrial Frontier, Carl Abbott

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

Many science fiction writers depend on the multiple narratives of the American West as templates for framing their understandings of the future. This essay examines the ways in which the western homesteading story has been adapted in fictions about future planetary settlement. It argues that the increasing complexity of these treatments reflects the deepening awareness of the ambiguities of the American homesteading experience and parallels many of the insights of the 'new western history.' Key texts discussed include Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles, Robert Heinlein's Farmer in the Sky, Philip K. Dick's Martian Time-Slip, Kim Stanley Robinson ...


Enhancing The Oregon Crash Reporting Process: A Feasibility Study, Christopher M. Monsere, Erin E. Wilson, Amber Springberg Jul 2005

Enhancing The Oregon Crash Reporting Process: A Feasibility Study, Christopher M. Monsere, Erin E. Wilson, Amber Springberg

Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations

In most states, police officers and trained investigators complete crash reports for nearly all reportable crashes that occur on public roads. Many states have made significant improvements in the quality and timeliness of their crash data systems by implementing, in addition to other improvements, electronic filing of these reports by police officers. Oregon relies on citizen reports for a majority of their crash data and paper forms must be submitted to the responsible state agency and are then manually coded into the crash data system. Police reports are also paper based. This process limits the improvements that can be made ...


Staff Report: In Consideration Of Ordinance No. 05-1077 Amending The Regional Framework Plan And The Urban Growth Management Functional Plan Relating To Nature In Neighborhoods, Andy Cotugno, Chris Deffebach Apr 2005

Staff Report: In Consideration Of Ordinance No. 05-1077 Amending The Regional Framework Plan And The Urban Growth Management Functional Plan Relating To Nature In Neighborhoods, Andy Cotugno, Chris Deffebach

Metro Collection

No abstract provided.


A Comprehensive Study Of The 4th & 5th Avenue Corridor From Sw Market Street To I-405 In Downtown Portland, Adrien Allred, Ellie Fiore, Tiffanie Furlong, Eli Haworth, Heather Kaplinger, Anne Kawasaki, Kate Marcello, Grant Morehead, Justin Wells, Brett Schenk, Sarah Selden, Brian Vanneman, Alex White Apr 2005

A Comprehensive Study Of The 4th & 5th Avenue Corridor From Sw Market Street To I-405 In Downtown Portland, Adrien Allred, Ellie Fiore, Tiffanie Furlong, Eli Haworth, Heather Kaplinger, Anne Kawasaki, Kate Marcello, Grant Morehead, Justin Wells, Brett Schenk, Sarah Selden, Brian Vanneman, Alex White

Urban Design Workshop

These words speak to the condition of the blocks bounded by SW 4th and SW 5th Avenues, I-405 and Market Street in the south end of Downtown Portland, Oregon. Yet, this corridor holds the potential for knitting the east boundary of Portland State University with the South Auditorium Urban Renewal Area, providing critical east-west linkages between the campus and the waterfront, and accommodating a confluence of current and planned transit lines. These blocks contain the development energy to build upon existing and evolving "pulse points", initiate activity areas that would add to the vitality and variety of the University District ...


2004 Oregon Population Report, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Qian Cai, Barry Edmonston, George C. Hough Jr. Mar 2005

2004 Oregon Population Report, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Qian Cai, Barry Edmonston, George C. Hough Jr.

Oregon Population Estimates and Reports

This report presents population estimates for Oregon and its counties and incorporated cities for July 1, 2004. The eleven tables in this report show current 2004 population estimates as well as historical data. Supplements to the 2004 Population Report are included.


Enrollment Forecast (2006-2015) For Greater Albany Public School District, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Risa S. Proehl, Sonoko Endo, Renee Ramey Mar 2005

Enrollment Forecast (2006-2015) For Greater Albany Public School District, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Risa S. Proehl, Sonoko Endo, Renee Ramey

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

This report, prepared by the Population Research Center (PRC) provides a district-wide Enrollment Forecast, Enrollment Forecasts for individual schools, and demographic information for Greater Albany Public School District (GAPSD). The report considers several factors that are likely to affect the school district's enrollments between the October 2004 and 2015, including the future number of births, net migrants, and the proportion of school-age children and youth enrolled in the public schools. For the district-wide forecast, three scenarios of population, housing, and enrollment changes were developed to account for different probabilities of demographic events. Forecasts were prepared for the District by ...


Oregon Land Use Statewide Survey, Conkling Fiskum And Mccormick, Inc. Mar 2005

Oregon Land Use Statewide Survey, Conkling Fiskum And Mccormick, Inc.

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

This report presents the results of a 2005 telephone survey of Oregon residents statewide. Conkling Fiskum & McCormick, Inc. (CFM), a public affairs, strategic communications and research company located in Portland, Oregon, conducted the study. The research objectives were to assess perceptions, opinions and values relating to land use and land use policies in Oregon.


Impacts Of Trip Permit Program Changes On Vehicle Operations And Inspections, Jennifer Dill Mar 2005

Impacts Of Trip Permit Program Changes On Vehicle Operations And Inspections, Jennifer Dill

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

This research project has two inter-related parts: (1) an assessment of the equity of implications of the emissions inspection program in the State of Oregon and elsewhere; and (2) an assessment of the impacts of the new trip permit program on vehicle operations. The study provides a better understanding of the benefits and equity impacts of the inspection program and the recent change to the trip permit system. The findings will be of use to Oregon, as well as all public agencies that oversee vehicle inspection programs throughout the country. The research includes specific recommendations for addressing equity concerns and ...


Survey Of Merrick Tod Residents Final Report, Jennifer Dill Mar 2005

Survey Of Merrick Tod Residents Final Report, Jennifer Dill

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

The Merrick is a mixed-use, transit-oriented development located at 1231 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Portland, in the Lloyd Center/Rose Quarter area. There are 185 rental apartments in the building, along with ground floor commercial space and underground parking. Metro provided the developers of The Merrick with financial assistance through the agency's Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) program. One primary purpose of the TOD program is to create higher density, mixed-use developments near transit stations that will increase transit ridership. Because of their involvement in the project, Metro wanted documentation of the transit use and travel patterns of ...


Analysis Of Transit Signal Priority Using Archived Trimet Bus Dispatch System Data, Thomas J. Kimpel, James G. Strathman, Robert L. Bertini, Steve Callas Feb 2005

Analysis Of Transit Signal Priority Using Archived Trimet Bus Dispatch System Data, Thomas J. Kimpel, James G. Strathman, Robert L. Bertini, Steve Callas

Center for Urban Studies Publications and Reports

This paper presents findings on changes in bus running times, on-time performance, and excess passenger wait times following implementation of transit signal priority in select bus corridors in the Portland metropolitan region. Analysis of the effectiveness of transit signal priority is often undertaken using simulation techniques or empirical studies that are either limited in scope and/or data availability. The present research uses an abundance of trip-level data collected from TriMet’s Bus Dispatch System. The study focuses on the most common performance measures of interest to both transit operators and passengers. Our study shows that the expected benefits of ...


Portland Development Commission: Governance, Structure And Process, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.) Jan 2005

Portland Development Commission: Governance, Structure And Process, City Club Of Portland (Portland, Or.)

City Club of Portland

No abstract provided.


Roseway-Sandy Streetscape Concept Plan, Matt Lasky, Mike Tresidder, Jay Renkens, Morgan Shook Jan 2005

Roseway-Sandy Streetscape Concept Plan, Matt Lasky, Mike Tresidder, Jay Renkens, Morgan Shook

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

The Roseway-Sandy Streetscape Concept Plan advances the community's vision for Sandy Boulevard from 68th to 80th Avenues as their Main Street. Intersect Planning prepared the Concept Plan for the Roseway Neighborhood Association - creating ideas for how future transportation investments may improve the quality, character, and safety of Sandy Boulevard for all members of the community. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Deborah Howe, and Connie Ozawa.


Anti-Displacement Strategies: Nonprofit Organizations In Old Town Chinatown, Jenny Bajwa, Joanne Daunt, Sean Farrelly, Serah Overbeek, Jessica Sladek Jan 2005

Anti-Displacement Strategies: Nonprofit Organizations In Old Town Chinatown, Jenny Bajwa, Joanne Daunt, Sean Farrelly, Serah Overbeek, Jessica Sladek

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

Old Town Chinatown is home to over 40 nonprofit organizations (nonprofits), including social service providers and arts, history, and culture groups. These groups contribute immeasurably to the community through the services and educational opportunities they provide and through their role in the social and economic fabric of the neighborhood. Urban renewal has come to the neighborhood in the form of several large projects that are either currently underway or scheduled to begin in the next several years. While these plans present an opportunity for much needed development in Old Town Chinatown, there is concern among nonprofits that redevelopment and private ...


The Diggable City: Making Urban Agriculture A Planning Priority, Kevin Balmer, James Gill, Heather Kaplinger, Joe Miller, Melissa Peterson, Amanda Rhoads, Paul Rosenbloom, Teak Wall Jan 2005

The Diggable City: Making Urban Agriculture A Planning Priority, Kevin Balmer, James Gill, Heather Kaplinger, Joe Miller, Melissa Peterson, Amanda Rhoads, Paul Rosenbloom, Teak Wall

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

In addition to an inventory of potential urban agriculture sites, the team also conducted a literature review, held focus groups with relevant stakeholders, conducted numerous interviews, and administered and analyzed surveys. The results of these outreach efforts greatly informed criteria development and recommendations, and expanded our understanding of the potential for urban agriculture in Portland. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Deborah Howe, and Connie Ozawa. A DVD version of this work produced in 2006 can be found at: http://search.library.pdx.edu/PSU:CP71113508690001451


Sustainable Development Strategy For Springwater Community - Gresham, Oregon: Recommendations For Sustainable Development Incentives, Gary Albrecht, Laurie Harris, Steve Hansen, Colin Mcconnaha, Darren Nichols, Casey Nolan Jan 2005

Sustainable Development Strategy For Springwater Community - Gresham, Oregon: Recommendations For Sustainable Development Incentives, Gary Albrecht, Laurie Harris, Steve Hansen, Colin Mcconnaha, Darren Nichols, Casey Nolan

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

This project researches and recommends alternatives for implementing sustainable development patterns and practices into this largely undeveloped land. The objective of the research is to provide a range of strategies that the City can incorporate into an incentives-based program that facilitates sustainable development. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Deborah Howe, and Connie Ozawa.


The Urban Grind: Skateparks - Neighborhood Perceptions And Planning Realities, Ellie Fiore, Sarah Heinicke, Beth Ragel, Laura Weigel Jan 2005

The Urban Grind: Skateparks - Neighborhood Perceptions And Planning Realities, Ellie Fiore, Sarah Heinicke, Beth Ragel, Laura Weigel

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

Aperio Consulting worked in conjunction with Portland Parks and Recreation (PP&R) on their Skatepark Master Planning process in the spring of 2005.This project was undertaken to help PP&R and their siting committee make informed decisions when siting a system of skate parks for the City of Portland. This document is also designed for use by parks planners and community members in other cities who are considering building skateparks. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Deborah Howe, and Connie Ozawa.