Getting to 2100

 

Getting to 2100

May, 2013 Archive

23 May 2013
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IMG_1716Very sweet. Today, the Oregon Federal Highways Administration director, Phil Ditzler, met me for coffee and brought along this nice plaque and a letter from FHWA Administrator Victor Mendez. Such a nice thing to do!

22 May 2013
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Men’s Health Magazine released a study naming Portland, Oregon as the most active city in America. And why? (hint: its not the number of gym hours.)…

21 May 2013


Growth in Las Vegas, NV. 1972-2010
Courtesy NASA Goddard Space center. Creative Commons
A new report out from Smart GrowthAmerica lays out how smart growth, simply directing development and public investment within existing cities and towns rather than sprawling into the countryside, is the most prudent fiscal approach…

15 May 2013

What kind of world have we made when our families won’t let our kids walk or bike to school? Danger, fear, obesity, dependency.

14 May 2013
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‘In 10 years, there will be less automobility,’ Jason Henderson, a geography professor at San Francisco State University, said in a recent interview. ‘It’s a simple limit to resources.’

And the sooner San Francisco [Portland and every other city, too] starts preparing for that, the better off the city and its residents are going to be.”Package delivery, Kyoto style Package delivery, Kyoto style

9 May 2013

Watch Outdoor School on PBS. See more from Oregon Field Guide.

For me, it all started with a sticky bun. But, of course, it started much earlier with the first Outdoor School in Oregon in the 1960s and the story got complicated by Measure 5 property tax limitations and all that, but for me, it did start with a sticky bun…

3 May 2013

photoThis morning on my commute into work I looked over the Willamette River and saw what to many Portlanders isn’t such an unusual sight–people fishing for salmon. And soaring above them a pair of ospreys, or fish hawks.

1 May 2013

Going for the Gold
Urbanization doesn’t have to mean the loss of viable habitat for wildlife. Vast amounts of metropolitan areas are thinly settled, with single family homes on big lots — space for re-creating native habitat. In the Portland, Oregon region, the Audubon Society of Portland, Columbia Land Trust and Friends of Tryon Creek have teamed up to create a unique Backyard Habitat Certification Program. You can do it, too! Read on…