Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar
Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon
“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector:
the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown
Updated December 21, 2016
Nobel Economist: Planning Caused Housing Bubble ChartsNobel Economist, More
Portland’s planning has doubled the cost of housing
The Price of URBAN RENEWAL
“Smart Growth” Causes Crime.
TODs fail to reduce congestion or driving
High Density REDUCES socail interactions
sprawl is associated with shorter distance commutes on average.
Facts About Sprawl (Critiquing Sprawl’s Critics) (lcl)
Vera's Portland The City That Shrinks
A Vibrant Downtown
Why Many Portlanders Can't afford a house
Cost of Housing Comparisons
Why California is more unaffordable than Oregon (pdf)
Cost of High Density Construction
Affordable Living for the Middle-Income (Glaeser)
More on cost of housing
Zoning Increases Housing Cost
public policy have not made land scarce enough
Common Deceptions About Growth Boundaries
Regional Planning Doesn't Work
Why Metropolitan Planning Doesn't Work
Planning Harms Us
Letter from a Semiconductor Company Leaving town
Are Compact Cities a Desirable Planning Goal? (lcl)
Do TODS need transit? (local)
The Genius of 50 Year plans
High Density Requires Subsidies.
Do People Like What Portland's Planners Do
Portland Votes Against Density Increase
(Portland Gives Millions in Development Subsidies)
List of Developer Subsidies
Growth Pays For Itself
Growth Pays for Itself 2
How Bad Is Houston?
Should we Copy Europe?
Driving, regional & Per Person
Population is NOT Careening out of control
Condos by the Train Tracks
Must New Urbanism BE Tied To Rail?
Imagining a world without chain stores
Big box stores pay more than mom-pop shops
Portland Area Driving Increases, Vancouver drives Less
Portland Drives out a business, replaces it with $300-$600 per sq foot condos, outraging
Population NOT Out of Control
US Census Population Projections
UN's Population Division
UN's projection to 2300
Comprehensice Plan examples
Clark County Washington (Local copy)
Critique of Clark County Plan
Portland Oregon (Local Copy)
Plan Bay Area (California) (Local copy)
Vancouver Washington (Local copy)
Suggestion: Search for “Comprehensive Plan”
Planners are wrong about most things
Planners False Beliefs
Former Metro Planning Director: Planners are Fascists
How the CRC manipulateed public input
Louvre Café Syndrome
Why Portland Loves Light Rail
Portland builds projects with secret backroom deals
How Planners Trick You
Some Observations on Transportation Policy (common planning errors)
In 1922, planners cared about safety & reducing congestion (pdf with text) Original
Traffic Calming Kills People
Portland’s Metro Wants to Replicate L.A.
Metro’s Vision for Portland:
Failed Portland Area Plans
Portland area No. 6 in U.S. for bankruptcies (lcl)
“North Main Village,” city of Milwaukie
What is sprawl?
What does sprawl look like?
ALTERNATIVES TO SMART GROWTH
Do People Like Density?