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2005

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Park It Here: The Making Of Hare's Canyon Park, Mateusz Perkowski Jan 2005

Park It Here: The Making Of Hare's Canyon Park, Mateusz Perkowski

Metroscape

A history and overview of the development of Hare's Canyon Park, Oregon's first new state park in over 30 years.


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

Indicators: Healthcare -- The Uninsured, Ellie Fiore

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

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

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

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

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

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

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

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

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

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

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

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

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

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 ...


Preliminary Study Comparing Precipitation Quality Between Nominal Land Uses In Portland, Oregon, Lacey Sullivan Jan 2005

Preliminary Study Comparing Precipitation Quality Between Nominal Land Uses In Portland, Oregon, Lacey Sullivan

Master of Environmental Management Project Reports

The purpose of this study is to analyze the precipitation quality in various land use categories throughout Portland. Because of its significance in the removal of atmospheric pollutants, wet deposition is an important component to study (Rocha et al. 2003). In addition to its significant role in cleansing the atmosphere, wet deposition can have a direct impact on the ecosystem due to its potential pollutant load (Khare et al. 2004). Various land uses may provide different emission sources, each uniquely affecting the composition of the atmosphere. A literature review found few studies comparing precipitation quality between local land uses within ...


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.


57th & Division Street Community Ownership Project, Brendan Buckley, Clark Henry, Stephen Shane, Simone C. Wolter Jan 2005

57th & Division Street Community Ownership Project, Brendan Buckley, Clark Henry, Stephen Shane, Simone C. Wolter

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

HBU Consultants identify available resources in the region that could assist the clean up and redevelopment of the SE 57th and SE Division site, ascertained what kind of future use the community desires on this site, and evaluated sources of data to develop recommendations on how the DCOP could proceed. This project was conducted under the supervision of Deborah Howe, Sy Adler, and Connie Ozawa.


Envision Park Place Neighborhood: Public Involvement For The Concept Plan, Sonoko Endo, Masud Hasan, Lake Mctighe, Ryan Marquardt, Tom Moes, Linda Murphy Jan 2005

Envision Park Place Neighborhood: Public Involvement For The Concept Plan, Sonoko Endo, Masud Hasan, Lake Mctighe, Ryan Marquardt, Tom Moes, Linda Murphy

Master of Urban and Regional Planning Workshop Projects

This project provides a framework for guiding future public involvement in creating the Oregon City's Concept Plan and the Park Place Neighborhood Plan. The public involvement process focused on identifying issues and opportunities associated with the possible development of an area adjacent to the neighborhood that, if annexed into the city, will become part of the neighborhood. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Deborah Howe, and Connie Ozawa.


Incorporating Science Into The Environmental Policy Process: A Case Study From Washington State, Tessa B. Francis, Kara A. Whittaker, Vivek Shandas, April V. Mills, Jessica K. Graybill Jan 2005

Incorporating Science Into The Environmental Policy Process: A Case Study From Washington State, Tessa B. Francis, Kara A. Whittaker, Vivek Shandas, April V. Mills, Jessica K. Graybill

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

The incorporation of science into environmental policy is a key concern at many levels of decision making. Various institutions have sought to standardize the protection of natural resources by requiring that decisions be made based on the "best available science." Here we present empirical data describing the incorporation of best available science in the land-use policy process on a local scale. Results are based on interviews with planners and others who conducted scientific reviews associated with a Washington State Growth Management Act amendment that requires the inclusion of best available science in protecting critical areas. Our results show that jurisdictions ...


Helping Everyone Have Plenty: Addressing Distribution And Circulation In An Hours-Based Local Currency System, Jonathan Lepofsky, Lisa K. Bates Jan 2005

Helping Everyone Have Plenty: Addressing Distribution And Circulation In An Hours-Based Local Currency System, Jonathan Lepofsky, Lisa K. Bates

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper summarizes research conducted by the authors who served as the ad-hoc Disbursement Task Force created by NCPlenty, Inc., the non-profit managing agency for a local currency system in central North Carolina, USA. NCPlenty, Inc. began printing a scrip-based local currency called the PLENTY in October 2002. The PLENTY, or Piedmont Local EcoNomy Tender, is based on the Ithaca HOURS currency and has faced circulation and distribution issues similar to other HOURS-based systems in the US. While at the start of the PLENTY’s first year of circulation the number of participating individuals and businesses nearly doubled and a ...


Planning A Sustainable Portland: A Digital Library For Local, Regional, And State Planning And Policy Documents, Carl Abbott Jan 2005

Planning A Sustainable Portland: A Digital Library For Local, Regional, And State Planning And Policy Documents, Carl Abbott

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper is intended as a guiding framework for the collection and digitizing program of the Oregon Sustainable Community Digital Library (OSCDL). The document addresses the following issues: (1) Portland and Oregon as centers of innovative planning (2) The institutional context of planning (3) The types of planning documentation typically found (4) The definition and dimensions of sustainability (5) Issue areas and topics that are most significant and interesting for electronic access.

It then offers suggestions about priorities for digital archiving based on a historical interpretation of Portland’s key planning and policy accomplishments and its consequent planning "gems" that ...


Re-Imaging A Neighborhood : The Creation Of The Alberta Arts District, Portland, Oregon, Meredith R. Rizzari Jan 2005

Re-Imaging A Neighborhood : The Creation Of The Alberta Arts District, Portland, Oregon, Meredith R. Rizzari

Dissertations and Theses

Art is often used as a catalyst to stimulate redevelopment and neighborhood change. This often occurs inadvertently as the presence of artists in certain communities can attract both public and private investment to revalorize economically depressed areas. Marginal neighborhoods in inner-urban areas offer inspiration and diversity to artists seeking lower-cost housing. Their presence effectively makes these marginal communities "safe" for middle-class residents looking to live in a funky, urban neighborhood. Ultimately, however, artists are eventually priced out of the communities they helped to create.

The Alberta district in northeast Portland, Oregon has used art to create an identity that distinguished ...


"We Want Smokestacks And Not Swamps" : Filling In Portland's Guild's Lake, 1906-1925, Kathleen D. Tucker Jan 2005

"We Want Smokestacks And Not Swamps" : Filling In Portland's Guild's Lake, 1906-1925, Kathleen D. Tucker

Dissertations and Theses

Between 1905 and 1926. developers. real estate speculators, and the Port of -Portland filled in Guild's Lake, a riparian marsh that had been the location for Portland's 1905 Lewis and Clark.: Exposition and Oriental Fair. There were two phases in the filling process. The first phase, which began before the fair ended and lasted until 1914, involved developers using high-pressured hydraulic hoses to sluice soil from nearby hills into the lake. Their primary goal was to terrace the hillside to create a high-end view neighborhood; Guild's Lake was a convenient "dump" for the gravel and dirt. During ...


Actor And Partner Effects Among Marital Dyads In Retirement Adjustment And Well-Being, Julie Guenette Howard Jan 2005

Actor And Partner Effects Among Marital Dyads In Retirement Adjustment And Well-Being, Julie Guenette Howard

Dissertations and Theses

Our understanding of and interest in how retirement impacts the lives of individuals have grown over the past 20 years. Studies to date have ranged from small, convenience samples composed primarily of men to large, national longitudinal samples of men and women from different professional and socioeconomic backgrounds. There is consensus in the literature that older adults generally function better with a partner; however, gaps remain. We know little about the impact of retirement beyond the individual, although research in other areas on couples has produced evidence of crossover and contagion effects relative to depression and other outcomes, including absenteeism ...


Community Benchmarks: An Analysis Of Performance Measurements In Urban Planning Management, Susan Joan Daluddung Jan 2005

Community Benchmarks: An Analysis Of Performance Measurements In Urban Planning Management, Susan Joan Daluddung

Dissertations and Theses

New public management practices in the U.S. call for governmental accountability, performance measures and benchmarks. Community benchmarks research provides a basis for current information and further research for planners and educators in the urban planning profession. A benchmark is simply a standard for performance or targeted level of service delivery aspired to by the city. Community benchmarks, as defined by the researcher, are tied to an adopted community plan. Community plans take many shapes including the General or Comprehensive Plan, the city's budget document, or a variety of strategic planning documents.

The intent of the study was to ...