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Portland State University

2005

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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

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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.


Indicators: Healthcare -- The Uninsured, Ellie Fiore Jan 2005

Indicators: Healthcare -- The Uninsured, Ellie Fiore

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A brief statistical view of the status of insured and uninsured people in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. Compares bi-yearly numbers from 1994 through 2002, and examines the numbers in light of the recent census.


Population Outlook For The Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area, Barry Edmonston, Masud Hasan Jan 2005

Population Outlook For The Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area, Barry Edmonston, Masud Hasan

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This paper offers an overview of population dynamics in the metropolitan Portland-Vancouver area--describing current trends for population growth in its counties; the effect of births, deaths, and migration on population growth; how the age, sex, and ethnic composition are changing; and where residents live within the metropolitan area. Finally, the paper discusses likely growth prospects and their implications.


Traveling The Past Into The Present : The Region's Highways And Byways, David Peterson Del Mar, Heather Kaplinger, Meg Merrick Jan 2005

Traveling The Past Into The Present : The Region's Highways And Byways, David Peterson Del Mar, Heather Kaplinger, Meg Merrick

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Reviews the work of Oregon's first surveyors and cartographers, and compares early maps to the modern landscape.


By The Numbers: The Region Votes Its Fate, Richard A. Clucas, Alton Straub Jan 2005

By The Numbers: The Region Votes Its Fate, Richard A. Clucas, Alton Straub

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The author examined how the residents in the five-county region of the metropolitan area (Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill) voted in the 2004 general election on selected ballot measures in order to understand the political values of the neighborhoods in which we live. Using geographic information systems (GIS), we mapped the distribution of votes by election precinct on what we thought were three of the most revealing measures: the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages (Measure 36), the initiative requiring state and local governments to pay landowners when land-use restrictions reduce property value (Measure 37), and the constitutional amendment limiting ...


Breeding Trouble: West Nile On The Willamette?, Merilee Karr Jan 2005

Breeding Trouble: West Nile On The Willamette?, Merilee Karr

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From the Roman aqueducts to Bonneville Dam, humans have built structures to moderate the extremes of natural water flow. Some of these structures, from Roman cisterns to the catch basins under modern city streets, have inadvertently supplied mosquitoes with the standing water in which they thrive and multiply. Even more mosquito habitat may have been created in the last decade by a change in the Clean Water Act. The original drive behind the Act, in 1972, was the elimination of point-source pollution: sewage and industrial discharge into waterways. In the 1990s new regulations aimed to prevent non-point-source pollution, due to ...


Portland's Regional Economy: The Dynamics Of Change, Sheila A. Martin, Amy S. Vander Vliet Jan 2005

Portland's Regional Economy: The Dynamics Of Change, Sheila A. Martin, Amy S. Vander Vliet

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As the Portland-Vancouver economy emerges from recession, regional residents must come to terms with the realities of a restructured economy. The familiar sectors and industries upon which we based success in the past likely will no longer sustain us, at least to the degree they once did. We are simultaneously witnessing the rebuilding of an economy while suffering the symptoms of radical change. The slowdown that began in the Portland region in the summer of 2000 was caused, in part, by cyclical downturns in several of the region's key industries. As the region continues to recover, it will most ...


Metropolitan Briefing Book, 2005, Craig Wollner, Sheila A. Martin, Deborah Elliott, Barry Edmonston, Masud Hasan, Joseph Cortright, John Provo, Jill Fuglister, Eric Jessup Jan 2005

Metropolitan Briefing Book, 2005, Craig Wollner, Sheila A. Martin, Deborah Elliott, Barry Edmonston, Masud Hasan, Joseph Cortright, John Provo, Jill Fuglister, Eric Jessup

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The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies (IMS) was created to connect the resources of higher education to the issues and needs in the six-county, bi-state Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area (Clackamas, Clark, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill Counties). We have included the IMS mission statement and roster of IMS board members in this publication to give readers a clear sense of who we are and how we serve the region. You can find out about all of our initiatives and download additional copies of this publication from our web site: www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS .

The theme for this edition of the ...