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    Submitted by: GreaterPlaces | July 21st, 2014

    “What is Zoning?” Toolkit

    The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) created toolkits to help community advocates teach the basics on zoning and affordable housing.  These are public engagement multipliers that spread baseline education beyond traditional local government-led sessions.

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    Submitted by: GreaterPlaces | July 7th, 2014

    Economic Development + Stormwater – What’s New?

    Urban stormwater control is all too often seen as a cost.  How can cities and property owners flip this calculus to reap economic returns?  This booklet, a product of a 2014 American Planning Association national conference session, compiles the latest information from several sources.

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    Submitted by: Lisa | July 7th, 2014

    Infill Design Toolkit – A Guide to Integrating Infill Development into Portland’s Neighborhoods

    To facilitate compatible residential infill, Portland, Oregon created an Infill Design Toolkit with strategies & prototypes for medium density housing, as well as detailed information on parking, landscaping and lot design.  The Toolkit is part of a larger program on quality infill within the city.

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    Submitted by: GreaterPlaces | June 19th, 2014

    Accessory Dwelling Unit Survey for Portland, Eugene, and Ashland, Oregon

    In 2013, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality released a survey on Accessory Dwelling Units in 2013 and how they are used in three cities: Portland, Ashland and Eugene.  The study looks into several issues typically raised with detached housing units built in single family neighborhoods: parking, usage and size.

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    Submitted by: GreaterPlaces | June 8th, 2014

    Strategic Visioning for Cities – Portland’s vision PDX

    In 2005, Portland’s Mayor Tom Potter led a 2-year, city-wide visioning process to address Portland’s most pressing challenges while positioning the city to take advantage of trends .  The visioning effort led to a new kind of strategic and comprehensive planning effort.

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