A Neighborhood Improvement Journal - Fall 2020

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Is the End of the Single-Family Neighborhood Near?

Examined is the trend of major cities allowing their neighborhoods to evolve beyond the suburban form.

 

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In Oregon: The middle isn’t missing any more

Oregon became the first state in the nation to comprehensively bar local governments from imposing exclusive single-family residential zoning, and to effectively open up nearly all residentially zoned land to duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes.

 

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5 Insights About Walkable Urban Places

Mixed-use, walkable neighborhoods have enduring appeal, are more financially productive than auto-oriented places… and we still don’t allow nearly enough of them to be built.

 

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Why building walkable cities is the key to economic success

New report Foot Traffic Ahead finds walkable urbanism isn’t just sustainable and enjoyable, but more profitable

 

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Emotions flare as Portland, long friendly to neighborhoods, weighs gutting their powers

As it gets more expensive to live in Portland, officials have been pondering: What to do when the city’s vaunted neighborhood associations seem to act more like swank homeowner associations?

 

 

 

 

 

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