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Pearl District Market Study, Thomas Potiowsky, Scott Stewart Dec 2012

Pearl District Market Study, Thomas Potiowsky, Scott Stewart

Northwest Economic Research Center Publications and Reports

Economic viability assessment of the Pearl District in Portland, including descriptions of demography, industry, and office space supply and demand.


Climate Change: Hope, Despair, And Planning, Ethan Seltzer Dec 2012

Climate Change: Hope, Despair, And Planning, Ethan Seltzer

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

The purpose for this paper: How can I engage students in thinking about climate change as a planning issue without glossing over or disregarding their growing skepticism about their own futures? This paper is not so much about how I teach, or how I could teach. Rather, it is more conceptual with respect to planning itself. More to the point: how does planning fit into this emerging, and dark, worldview? Planning, after all, is a discipline steeped in hope, and climate change seems to be bringing forth, at least for some, a palpable wave of despair. This is a direct ...


Certified 2012 Population Estimates For Oregon And Its Counties, Portland State University. Population Research Center Dec 2012

Certified 2012 Population Estimates For Oregon And Its Counties, Portland State University. Population Research Center

Oregon Population Estimates and Reports

Certified Population Estimates for Oregon and Its Counties. This item also contains estimates for Incorporated Cities/Towns.


Oregon City School District Enrollment Forecasts, 2012-13 To 2021-22, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, Kevin Rancik Dec 2012

Oregon City School District Enrollment Forecasts, 2012-13 To 2021-22, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, Kevin Rancik

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

The main body of this report presents Oregon City School District (OCSD) district‐wide and individual school forecasts prepared by the Portland State University Population Research Center (PRC) for the 2012‐13 to 2021‐22 school years. The forecasts were prepared in March, 2012, before the school board’s April 16 vote to close Mt. Pleasant and King Elementary Schools and move 6th grade to middle schools. Therefore, the school forecasts represent the status quo as of March, including forecasts for the closed schools and for middle schools consisting of 7th and 8th grade only. A complete report was not ...


Tigard-Tualatin School District Enrollment Forecast Update, 2013-14 To 2022-23, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, Ryan Dann Dec 2012

Tigard-Tualatin School District Enrollment Forecast Update, 2013-14 To 2022-23, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, Ryan Dann

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

This report presents the results of a demographic study conducted by the Portland State University Population Research Center (PRC). The study includes analysis of population, housing and enrollment trends affecting the District in recent years, estimates of the impacts of housing development on TTSD enrollment, and forecasts of district‐wide and individual school enrollments for the 2013‐14 to 2022‐23 school years. The Tigard‐Tualatin School District (TTSD) enrolled 12,341 students in Fall 2012, a decrease of 25 students (0.2 percent) from Fall 2011. This is the fourth consecutive year of K‐12 enrollment loss, but the ...


Sustainable County Operations: Yamhill County, Oregon, Portland State University. Hatfield School Of Government. Center For Public Service, Ed Gallagher, Dave Rouse, Dennis Kurtz, Tanya Johnston Dec 2012

Sustainable County Operations: Yamhill County, Oregon, Portland State University. Hatfield School Of Government. Center For Public Service, Ed Gallagher, Dave Rouse, Dennis Kurtz, Tanya Johnston

Center for Public Service Publications and Reports

Portland State University, Hatfield School of Government (PSU), and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), has formed a partnership to develop Sustainable Municipal Operations Plans that documents sustainability and energy management best practices. The goal of this partnership is to determine how a county/municipality can actively manage energy as a controllable expense by following a predetermined operation protocol. The PSU team developed a framework of best practices for sustainable municipal operations in different categories including facilities, fleet, purchasing, operations and the work environment. After identifying pilot jurisdictions, the team applied these best practices to the current operations of local governments ...


Sustainable Municipal Operations: Independence, Oregon, Portland State University. Hatfield School Of Government. Center For Public Service, Ed Gallagher, Dave Rouse, Dennis Kurtz, Tanya Johnston Dec 2012

Sustainable Municipal Operations: Independence, Oregon, Portland State University. Hatfield School Of Government. Center For Public Service, Ed Gallagher, Dave Rouse, Dennis Kurtz, Tanya Johnston

Center for Public Service Publications and Reports

Portland State University, Hatfield School of Government (PSU), and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), has formed a partnership to develop Sustainable Municipal Operations Plans that documents sustainability and energy management best practices. The goal of this partnership is to determine how a City/municipality can actively manage energy as a controllable expense by following a predetermined operation protocol. The PSU team developed a framework of best practices for sustainable municipal operations in different categories including facilities, fleet, purchasing, operations and the work environment. After identifying pilot jurisdictions, the team applied these best practices to the current operations of local governments ...


Sustainable Municipal Operations: Albany, Oregon, Portland State University. Hatfield School Of Government. Center For Public Service, Ed Gallagher, Dave Rouse, Dennis Kurtz, Tanya Johnston Dec 2012

Sustainable Municipal Operations: Albany, Oregon, Portland State University. Hatfield School Of Government. Center For Public Service, Ed Gallagher, Dave Rouse, Dennis Kurtz, Tanya Johnston

Center for Public Service Publications and Reports

Portland State University, Hatfield School of Government (PSU), and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), has formed a partnership to develop Sustainable Municipal Operations Plans that documents sustainability and energy management best practices. The goal of this partnership is to determine how a City/municipality can actively manage energy as a controllable expense by following a predetermined operation protocol. The PSU team developed a framework of best practices for sustainable municipal operations in different categories including facilities, fleet, purchasing, operations and the work environment. After identifying pilot jurisdictions, the team applied these best practices to the current operations of local governments ...


Designbridge: Integrating Transportation Into Service Learning Design/Build Projects, Juli Brode, Nico Larco, John Roswell Dec 2012

Designbridge: Integrating Transportation Into Service Learning Design/Build Projects, Juli Brode, Nico Larco, John Roswell

TREC Final Reports

This proposal develops transportation-related projects through the work of designBridge. This active, student-based organization is composed of members from the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts working cooperatively with participants from the UO’s Planning, Public Policy and Management, Landscape Architecture, Geography, and Art departments. The program provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable, real-world experience by encouraging them to explore significant design issues in the community, to seek appropriate solutions to transportation problems, and to develop professional skills. Students are engaged in all phases of the design and building process, from the first client ...


Oregon's Health Insurance Coverage Holds Steady, But The State's Uninsured Rate Remains High, Jason R. Jurjevich, Jack Byerly Nov 2012

Oregon's Health Insurance Coverage Holds Steady, But The State's Uninsured Rate Remains High, Jason R. Jurjevich, Jack Byerly

Publications, Reports and Presentations

Data released in August 2012 from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program show that Oregon continues to have one of highest rates of uninsured residents in the U.S. According to Census estimates, 639,710 or 19.7 percent of Oregonians under age 65 were without health insurance coverage in 2010. For the under-65 population, Oregon’s uninsured rate ranks as the 15th highest rate in the country.

Compared to 2009, the 2010 data show no statistically significant change in the overall uninsured rate for Oregon. Similarly, there were no statistically significant ...


Assessing Soil Lead Contamination At Multiple Scales In Oakland, California: Implications For Urban Agriculture And Environmental Justice, Nathan Mcclintock Nov 2012

Assessing Soil Lead Contamination At Multiple Scales In Oakland, California: Implications For Urban Agriculture And Environmental Justice, Nathan Mcclintock

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

As urban agriculture grows in popularity throughout North America, vacant lots, underutilized parks, and other open spaces are becoming prime targets for food production. In many post-industrial landscapes and in neighborhoods with a high density of old housing stock, the risk of lead (Pb) contamination at such sites is raising concerns. This paper evaluates the extent to which soil Pb contamination may be an obstacle to the expansion of urban agriculture in Oakland, California. Using a combination of soil sampling at 112 sites, GIS, “hot spot” analysis, and reconstructed land use histories, the research reveals that soil Pb concentrations are ...


Visualizing Demographic Change: Gentrification And Older Moms In Portland, Robert Lycan, Charles Rynerson Oct 2012

Visualizing Demographic Change: Gentrification And Older Moms In Portland, Robert Lycan, Charles Rynerson

Publications, Reports and Presentations

A presentation that attempts to shed light on social processes in Portland, Oregon, and provide a look at how GIS and demographic tools can be used to dissect complicated issues.


Population Forecast For Yamhill County Oregon, Its Cities And Unincorporated Area 2011-2035, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Risa S. Proehl, Vivian Siu, Kevin Rancik Oct 2012

Population Forecast For Yamhill County Oregon, Its Cities And Unincorporated Area 2011-2035, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Risa S. Proehl, Vivian Siu, Kevin Rancik

Oregon Population Estimates and Reports

This report presents the results of a study conducted by the Population Research Center (PRC) to address the long-range planning needs of Yamhill County and produce population forecasts at the county and sub-county level. This report considers recent and historical demographic changes experienced within the County and provides forecasts from 2010 to 2035 in 5-year intervals and for years 2012 and 2032. Expected future populations that result from the most-likely demographic trends throughout Yamhill County are presented in this report. Sub-county populations and forecasts in this study represent the area within each city's urban growth boundary with the exception ...


Older Moms Deliver: How Increased Births To Older Mothers Are Impacting School Enrollment, Robert Lycan, Charles Rynerson Oct 2012

Older Moms Deliver: How Increased Births To Older Mothers Are Impacting School Enrollment, Robert Lycan, Charles Rynerson

Publications, Reports and Presentations

A presentation that seeks to shed light on social processes in Portland, Oregon, and provide a look at how GIS and demographic tools can be used to dissect complicated issues.


A Pitch For School Geo-Demography, Robert Lycan, Charles Rynerson Oct 2012

A Pitch For School Geo-Demography, Robert Lycan, Charles Rynerson

Publications, Reports and Presentations

A presentation that seeks to provide a snapshot of the field of school demography, and briefly outlines the major approached used in school enrollment forecasting. Also shows examples of how contract research leads to interesting research issues, and describes how these can fit into a university setting.


Land Use Planning In Oregon: The Quilt And The Struggle For Scale, Ethan Seltzer Oct 2012

Land Use Planning In Oregon: The Quilt And The Struggle For Scale, Ethan Seltzer

Urban Studies and Planning Faculty Publications and Presentations

The history of planning in Oregon in the latter part of the 20th century is in many respects a history of the state attempting to reassert its interests in local planning and zoning after having granted the power to plan and zone to local governments early in the 20th century. The Oregon land use planning program evolved as a means for ensuring that state interests in the use of resource land and the prevention of sprawl were carried out meaningfully through local planning and zoning. Rather than a single state plan, Oregon has instead relied on the "quilt" of local ...


Is Portland Really The Place Where Young People Go To Retire? Analyzing Labor Market Outcomes For Portland’S Young And College-Educated, Jason R. Jurjevich, Greg Schrock Sep 2012

Is Portland Really The Place Where Young People Go To Retire? Analyzing Labor Market Outcomes For Portland’S Young And College-Educated, Jason R. Jurjevich, Greg Schrock

Publications, Reports and Presentations

Few segments of the population are more critical to Portland’s future economic vitality than the young and college‐educated (YCE). In the last several decades the Portland metropolitan region has become a magnet for YCEs nationally, boasting one of the country’s highest net migration rates for college‐educated individuals under the age of 40, a trend that has continued in good economic times and bad. The infusion of human capital from other regions has undoubtedly been a benefit to Portland, especially given Oregon’s historically low levels of investment in higher education.

However, in recent years there has ...


Is Portland Really The Place Where Young People Go To Retire? Migration Patterns Of Portland’S Young And College-Educated, 1980-2010, Jason R. Jurjevich, Greg Schrock Sep 2012

Is Portland Really The Place Where Young People Go To Retire? Migration Patterns Of Portland’S Young And College-Educated, 1980-2010, Jason R. Jurjevich, Greg Schrock

Publications, Reports and Presentations

For many metro areas, including Portland, being economically competitive in today’s knowledge and information economy depends on attracting and retaining young, college-­‐educated (YCE) migrants. On this indicator, Portland has been most successful: since 1980, the Portland metropolitan region has attracted college-­‐educated individuals under the age of 40 at some of the country’s highest net migration rates in good economic times and bad. Though not unique to Portland, the resiliency of Portland’s migration streams, even in periods of economic uncertainty, calls attention to an increasingly selective group of YCE migrants who appear to place greater relative ...


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 ...


Portland Public Schools Enrollment Forecasts, 2012-13 To 2025-26, Based On October 2011 Enrollments, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, Ryan Dann, Jason R. Jurjevich Aug 2012

Portland Public Schools Enrollment Forecasts, 2012-13 To 2025-26, Based On October 2011 Enrollments, Portland State University. Population Research Center, Charles Rynerson, Vivian Siu, Ryan Dann, Jason R. Jurjevich

School District Enrollment Forecast Reports

The Portland Public School District (PPS) enrolled 46,206 K‐12 students in Fall 2011, an increase of 465 students (1.0 percent) from Fall 2010. This was the third consecutive year of K‐12 growth, a reversal from the 12 consecutive years of enrollment losses between 1997 and 2008. For the three year period since 2008‐09, the District has grown by 1,182 K‐12 students (2.6 percent). This report includes analysis of population, housing and enrollment trends affecting the District in recent years, forecasts of district‐wide enrollment, and Enrollment Forecasts by area of residence (high ...


Growing A Sustainable Portland Metropolitan Foodshed, Sheila Martin, Kathryn Doherty-Chapman, Robert Wise, Steve Foust, Kirsten Greene, Ellie Fiore, Ellen Wyoming, Clark Seavert, Rebecca Sullivan, Beth Emshoff, Anita Yap, Elise Scolnik, Bob Short Aug 2012

Growing A Sustainable Portland Metropolitan Foodshed, Sheila Martin, Kathryn Doherty-Chapman, Robert Wise, Steve Foust, Kirsten Greene, Ellie Fiore, Ellen Wyoming, Clark Seavert, Rebecca Sullivan, Beth Emshoff, Anita Yap, Elise Scolnik, Bob Short

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Project Description and Objectives: Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) provided funding for this study to examine key agricultural trends, identify producer needs and define strategies to strengthen the local food production system. The goals of the study are to: Define the Portland Metropolitan Foodshed; identify related agricultural and economic trends and develop a needs assessment based on input from producers and other stakeholders; assemble a regional toolkit of strategies to support evolution of a sustainable Portland Metropolitan Foodshed; work with the City of Damascus, Oregon to test the toolkit on a local level; Develop a research and educational ...


Indicators Of The Metroscape: Voter Turnout, Michael Burnham Jul 2012

Indicators Of The Metroscape: Voter Turnout, Michael Burnham

Metroscape

A brief overview of statistics related to voter turnout in Oregon for the presidential elections from 1992-2008, as voters prepared for the upcoming 2012 election.


Early Inspirations: An Interview With Nichole Maher, Leah Gibson Jul 2012

Early Inspirations: An Interview With Nichole Maher, Leah Gibson

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

An interview with Nichole Maher, current director of the Native American Youth & Family Center, and future president and CEO of the Northwest Health Foundation, by Leah Gibson. She discusses her childhood in rural Alaska, people who have inspired her along he way, and her work to strengthen the Native American community in Portland and the region.


Eastside/Westside.... The Changing Faces In Two Suburban School Districts, Kushlani De Soyza Jul 2012

Eastside/Westside.... The Changing Faces In Two Suburban School Districts, Kushlani De Soyza

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Suburban school were once homegeneous; now, they are increasingly ethnically diverse. Kushlani de Soyza examines the reasons for this change, and the ways in which two suburban districts--David Douglas and Beaverton--are meeting the challenges of a multicultural student population.


The Landscape: Goose Hollow, Michael Burnham Jul 2012

The Landscape: Goose Hollow, Michael Burnham

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Michael Burnham looks at the rich history of Goose Hollow.


Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: The Dream Of The 90s Is Alive In Portland. Really?, Vivek Shandas, Ryan Dann Jul 2012

Periodic Atlas Of The Metroscape: The Dream Of The 90s Is Alive In Portland. Really?, Vivek Shandas, Ryan Dann

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

Is the dream of the 90s alive in Portland? Vivek Shandas and Ryan Dann look at how we've changed over the last 20 years.


Demographic Trends And The Regional Economy, Sheila A. Martin Jul 2012

Demographic Trends And The Regional Economy, Sheila A. Martin

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

A .pdf version of a PowerPoint presentation to the Daily Journal of Commerce's Builder Banker Breakfast on February 7, 2012.


The Diversity Economy: Harnessing Multiculturalism For Economic Vitality, Sheila A. Martin Jul 2012

The Diversity Economy: Harnessing Multiculturalism For Economic Vitality, Sheila A. Martin

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Trade, Transportation, And Freight Mobility: Invest Now Or Pay Later?, Eric Jessup Jul 2012

Trade, Transportation, And Freight Mobility: Invest Now Or Pay Later?, Eric Jessup

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

An efficient multi-modal transportation system that out-performs other international gateway cities will provide a regional. competitive advantage. Achieving this goal requires a strategic plan and a concerted effort based upon access to accurate, timely, relevant data and investment prioritization that maximizes efficient utilization of limited resources. Once a plan is developed, the public must buy-in, a process that involves an educational and information exchange function where public-private benefits are enumerated, understood, and presented to voters, legislative bodies, lobbyist, and state policymakers in a clear, convincing manner. This process applies any time in history but is especially important given the current ...


Talent, Place, And Prosperity: Metro Portland's Changing Labor Market And Economic Outlook, Joseph Cortright Jul 2012

Talent, Place, And Prosperity: Metro Portland's Changing Labor Market And Economic Outlook, Joseph Cortright

Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies Publications

After three years of a sluggish national economy, it looks as if we may be poised to grow again. Although the Portland economy benefited mightily from the boom of the 19905, it was harder hit than the nation as ? whole during the 2001 recession and the "job-loss" recovery that followed. What is the outlook for growth in the region in the years ahead? In particular, how will our labor market influence growth opportunities? This article examines changes in national and local labor markets and the role of migration in shaping Portland's economic opportunities. It identifies some key challenges and ...