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Greater Portland: Urban Life and Landscape in the Pacific Northwest (Metropolitan Portraits)

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Carl Abbott reports how Portland became a model of American urban planning. "A panoramic portrait."--Carl Abbott reports how Portland became a model of American urban planning. "A panoramic portrait."--

Synopsis:

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001It has been called one of the nation's most livable regions, ranked among the best managed cities in America, hailed as a top spot to work, and favored as a great place to do business, enjoy the arts, pursue outdoor recreation, and make one's home. Indeed, years of cooperative urban planning between developers and those interested in ecology and habitability have transformed Portland from a provincial western city into an exemplary American metropolis. Its thriving downtown, its strong neighborhoods, and its pioneering efforts at local management have brought a steady procession of journalists, scholars, and civic leaders to investigate the Portland style that values dialogue and consensus, treats politics as a civic duty, and assumes that it is possible to work toward public good.Probing behind the press clippings, acclaimed urban historian Carl Abbott examines the character of contemporary Portland--its people, politics, and public life--and the region's history and geography in order to discover how Portland has achieved its reputation as one of the most progressive and livable cities in the United States and to determine whether typical pressures of urban growth are pushing Portland back toward the national norm.In Greater Portland, Abbott argues that the city cannot be understood without reference to its place. Its rivers, hills, and broader regional setting have shaped the economy and the cityscape. Portlanders are Oregonians, Northwesteners, Cascadians; they value their city as much for where it is as for what it is, and this powerful sense of place nurtures a distinctive civic culture. Tracing the ways in which Portlanders have talked and thought about their city, Abbott reveals the tensions between their diverse visions of the future and plans for development.Most citizens of Portland desire a balance between continuity and change, one that supports urban progress but actively monitors its effects on the region's expansive green space and on the community's culture. This strong civic participation in city planning and politics is what gives greater Portland its unique character, a positive setting for class integration, neighborhood revitalization, and civic values. The result, Abbott confirms, is a region whose unique initiatives remain a model of American urban planning.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812217797
Author:
Abbott, Carl
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
United States - Pacific - Oregon
Subject:
City planning
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Urban landscape architecture.
Subject:
Portland Region
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Political Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Landscape architecture
Subject:
Portland Region (Or.) - Civilization
Subject:
Portland Region (Or.) - Social conditions
Subject:
Americana-General
Series:
Metropolitan Portraits
Series Volume:
106-273
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.00x5.56x.64 in. .86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Carl Abbott reports how Portland became a model of American urban planning. "A panoramic portrait."--Carl Abbott reports how Portland became a model of American urban planning. "A panoramic portrait."--
"Synopsis" by , Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2001It has been called one of the nation's most livable regions, ranked among the best managed cities in America, hailed as a top spot to work, and favored as a great place to do business, enjoy the arts, pursue outdoor recreation, and make one's home. Indeed, years of cooperative urban planning between developers and those interested in ecology and habitability have transformed Portland from a provincial western city into an exemplary American metropolis. Its thriving downtown, its strong neighborhoods, and its pioneering efforts at local management have brought a steady procession of journalists, scholars, and civic leaders to investigate the Portland style that values dialogue and consensus, treats politics as a civic duty, and assumes that it is possible to work toward public good.Probing behind the press clippings, acclaimed urban historian Carl Abbott examines the character of contemporary Portland--its people, politics, and public life--and the region's history and geography in order to discover how Portland has achieved its reputation as one of the most progressive and livable cities in the United States and to determine whether typical pressures of urban growth are pushing Portland back toward the national norm.In Greater Portland, Abbott argues that the city cannot be understood without reference to its place. Its rivers, hills, and broader regional setting have shaped the economy and the cityscape. Portlanders are Oregonians, Northwesteners, Cascadians; they value their city as much for where it is as for what it is, and this powerful sense of place nurtures a distinctive civic culture. Tracing the ways in which Portlanders have talked and thought about their city, Abbott reveals the tensions between their diverse visions of the future and plans for development.Most citizens of Portland desire a balance between continuity and change, one that supports urban progress but actively monitors its effects on the region's expansive green space and on the community's culture. This strong civic participation in city planning and politics is what gives greater Portland its unique character, a positive setting for class integration, neighborhood revitalization, and civic values. The result, Abbott confirms, is a region whose unique initiatives remain a model of American urban planning.
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