Please join the institute of Portland Metropolitan studies
for a presentation of the highlights of the 2005 Metropolitan Briefing Book. The Metropolitan Briefing Book is a biennial
publication developed by the Institute to provide elected and appointed leaders
in the six-county area with information about issues and trends common to all
comers of the region. The Briefing Book
will also be useful to citizens interested in understanding the economic and
demographic context of the Portland region as well as the critical issues and
challenges we face.
The Gallery on the second floor of the Urban Center at PSU, 506 SW Mill Street.
For directions and information about parking, see: http://www.pdx.edu/Campus-Map
Metered parking is available in Parking Structure 1. The cost is $1/hr for a max of 4 hours.
The authors of the Briefing Book will provide short oral presentations on the highlights of their articles. Copies of the briefing book will be available and a continental breakfast will be served.
The essays contained in the briefing book are as follows:
Critical Issues 2005, by Craig Wollner and Debra Elliott
Portland's Regional Economy: The Dynamics of Change, by Sheila Martin and Amy Vander Vliet
Population Dynamics in the Portland Vancouver Metropolitan Area, by Barry Edonston and Masud Hasan
Talent, Place, and Prosperity: Metro Portland's Changing Labor Market and Economic Outlook, by Joe Cortright
Environment, Economy, and Equity: Can We Find a Language for Fairnell in Regional Planning?, by John Provo and Jill Fuglister
Trade, Transportation, and Freight Mobility: Invest Now or Pay Later?, by Eric Jessup