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Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies
Welcome to the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies. The Institute was created to better connect the university to issues of concern to communities in the six-county Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area, and to bring new attention to key issues of metropolitan significance.

New at the Institute

Winter 2014 Metroscape

Metroscape magazine has returned to print with its newest issue, a tribute to the lives and work of Nohad and Dirce Toulan. Click here to to find all the digital versions of this important issue.

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Summer 2013 Senior Capstone

Students in the Summer 2013 Senior Capstone class in asset mapping have completed their term project. In partnership with the Audubon Society of Portland, they have created a field guide/protocol for mapping greenspace access, using a smartphone app that allows the user to collect geographic data and photos and use them to create maps with Google Earth and GIS software. Click here to see their report.


Summer 2013 Metroscape

In this issue, we look at urban farming: from livestock in the back yard to community gardens to commercial food production. Read the issue online here, or read and download individual articles here.