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Metroscape Summer 2012

Welcome to the digital edition of Metroscape, Summer 2012 issue. For a look at the complete magazine online, click here. To download the complete issue as a .pdf file, click here. The ePUB version of the full issue will be available soon.

FEATURES

 

Eastside/Westside

Suburban school were once homegeneous; now, they are increasingly ethnically diverse. Kushlani de Soyza examines the reasons for this change, and the ways in which two suburban districts--David Douglas and Beaverton--are meeting the challenges of a multicultural student population.

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Early Inspirations

An interview with Nichole Maher, current director of the Native American Youth & Family Center, and future president and CEO of the Northwest Health Foundation, by Leah Gibson. She discusses her childhood in rural Alaska, people who have inspired her along he way, and her work to strengthen the Native American community in Portland and the region.

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What Chlorine Can't Kill

Does cryptosporidium lurk in Portland's water supply? Should Portlanders be worried? Amanda Pamparo and Dylan Grimes look at the issues involved in the controversy keeping Bull Run water safe.

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DEPARTMENTS

Publisher's Notes
Did you know it's the Institute's 20th anniversary? Former IMS Director Ethan Seltzer reflects on the origins of the Institute, the launching of Metroscape, and what the magazine has meant to the region over the years.

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The Landscape
Michael Burnham looks at the rich history of Goose Hollow.

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Periodic Atlas of the Metroscape
Is the dream of the 90s alive in Portland? Vivek Shandas and Ryan Dann look at how we've changed over the last 20 years.

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Indicators of the Metroscape
In honor of the election year, a look at voter turnout in the region, by Michael Burnham.

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