Synopses & Reviews
"With numerous photos, tables and figures, The Portland Edge is a text for urban livability."
"Whether Portland is a model for Smart Growth and sustainability or is failing to address challenges of urban sprawl and affordable housing is one of the debates at the heart of this book, which examines how Portland's urban system and planning approaches actually work—an exploration applicable to other U.S. metropolitan areas."
About the Author
CONNIE P. OZAWA is professor in the department of urban studies and planning at Portland State University.
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures, and Photos
Chapter 1. The Portland Edge in Context
Chapter 2. It's Not an Experiment: Regional Planning at Metro, 1990 to the Present
Chapter 3. Urban Redevelopment in Portland: Making the City Livable for Everyone?
Chapter 4. Dialectics of Control: The Origins and Evolution of Conflict in Portland's Neighborhood Association Program
Chapter 5. The Myth and Reality of Portland's Engaged Citizenry and Process-Oriented Government
Chapter 6. Community Radio in Community Development: Portland's KBOO Radio
Chapter 7. If Zealously Promoted by All: The Push and Pull of Portland Parks History
Chapter 8. Centers and Edges: Reshaping Downtown Portland
Chapter 9. The Reality of Portland's Housing Market
Chapter 10. Housing Density and Livability in Portland
Chapter 11. The Chapter Evolution of Transportation Planning in the Portland Metropolitan Area
Chapter 12. Keeping the Green Edge: Stream Corridor Protection in the Portland Metropolitan Region
Chapter 13. Portland's Response to Homeless Issues and the "Broken Windows" Theory
About the Contributors