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Entries Tagged as 'Urban Design'

What Kate Brown Could Learn From Roger Sherman

July 10th, 2019 No Comments

Our newborn nation was deeply divided in 1787. Population centers were gaining too much influence over citizens living in rural areas. Does this sound familiar? Sherman proposed a compromise.

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Californians Can’t Turn Left Like We Can

July 8th, 2019 No Comments

Our brain’s hippocampus area makes a mental map of an area, to keep us from getting lost. But now we’re learning that the same part of the brain also helps us make choices that reach our aspirations.

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Olympic Dreaming is Coming True

July 7th, 2019 No Comments

I try hard never to repeat myself. There are too many stories to be told all around us every day. It has never made sense for me to cover the same ground a second time. But rules are made to be broken. I’d like to go back to something I wrote almost exactly 11 years […]

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Housing Affordability Plans Won’t Work; Focus Instead on Civic Pride

May 10th, 2019 No Comments

Participatory budgeting projects can create wonderfully unique points of neighborhood pride. Gentrification slows. Neighborhoods become more resilient.

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Oregon Should Bridge Its Digital Divide

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Supply and demand for housing is out of whack everywhere in Oregon. Population centers have too much demand. Everywhere else has excess supply. Statewide rent control won’t solve these problems. Here’s what will.

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Oregon’s Urban Growth Boundaries Have Deepened Economic Chasms

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Where the cityscape stops, the countryside begins. There’s really nothing in between. That’s the Oregon mystique. Or was. Now we have two Oregons, each with very different sets of problems to solve.

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Eugene Can Make Evening Parking Easier

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

If Eugene wants to add more bustle to its downtown, there’s plenty of room to grow during the evening hours.

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Franklin Corridor Makeover Has (Recent) History

February 1st, 2019 No Comments

We didn’t produce a comprehensive report, but we did share our findings with the world. The Franklin Corridor Riverfront Study was highlighted as featured content by Google Earth in 2008.

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How to Soften Eugene’s Parking Price Hike

February 1st, 2019 No Comments

Restaurants and theaters at the city center would love to be able to see more patrons after dark. More parking options would certainly help. Banks and other businesses with empty parking lots is not a good look. We can fix that.

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Eugene and Paris Have Some Amazing Similarities

January 11th, 2019 No Comments

Eugene regularly struggles to articulate its ambitions. We share plenty of characteristics with what many consider the greatest city in the world.

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