The American West still offers the best mixture of urbanization and stunning geography.
California and Oregon both consider state housing bills that will allow dense development near transit. Can this become model housing legislation elsewhere?
Portland's UGB limits development in the suburbs right around the city. This appears to be causing leapfrog sprawl throughout the larger metro.
A look at the pro-market vs. pro-planning urban model.
Unlike most U.S. cities, Portland has various historic retail hubs that sit right in the middle of single-family residential areas.
Portland, OR, founded in 1851, may not appear on lists of the nation’s “most historic cities.” But it’s not for lack of trying.
Portland buildings with over 30 units must provide parking. Without surprise, the city has now seen a boom of structures with no more than 30 units.
Yes, shopping malls are dying. But why fill them back up with inefficient uses?
A bill rooted in the regulatory mindset might crack down on smaller housing types, also.