|Take it from a schoolkid: We can reuse houses, too.|
It's especially refreshing to hear forward-looking words on land use, such as this from a recent article by Michael Mehaffy, who testified (along with Peggy Moretti of Restore Oregon) at the "information session" given HB2007 earlier this month:
We in the planning and development field need to work harder and more sincerely to find win-win approaches. At the same time, the neighborhood residents need to work harder to find the basis on which that win-win approach might operate. Right now the process is unnecessarily adversarial, and the winner too often is just plain bad development.Visit his blog here for more fresh thinking on Portland's problems and how to solve them less destructively.
Watch our movie here to see the city's losses (always affordable housing) and gains (never affordable housing) during this building boom, which continues even as stats from the U.S. Census Bureau show the city's growth rate is slowing.