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Metroscape Winter 2013

Welcome to the digital edition of Metroscape, Winter 2013 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

 

Seeking Sustainability and Affordability

The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) is working to create tryky affordable housing for the Native American community in Portland. Using an innovative stacked modular construction technology, Rey Espana of NAYA and Stuart Emmons of SERA Architects are creating sustainable and affordable housing that both respects tradition and is a model for the future. Leah Gibson brings us the story.

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The Myth of Portlandia

An interview with Carl Abbott, professor of Urban Studies and Planning at PSU, and Karin Magaldi, chair of PSU's Theatre and Film Department, about Portland's recent trio of locally-filmed TV shows. How are they changing how the rest of the country perceives us? How are they changing us? Sara Gates gets the answers.

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Exploring the Intertwine

A new non-profit, the Intertwine Alliance, envisions a seamless network of urban
parks and trails in the Portland/Vancouver metro area—one that would enhance, stitch together, and then expand, over 1,250 miles of existing bike and pedestrian trails, and involve 32 cities, 6 counties, and 2 states. Follow Ramona DeNies on the trail.

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DEPARTMENTS

 

The Landscape
Jeremy Young takes us "close to everything, but away from it all" in Estacada.

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Periodic Atlas of the of the Metroscape

A sneak preview of Equity Atlas 2.0, looking at housing in the region. By Meg Merrick and Kris Smock.

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Indicators of the Metroscape

Employment numbers in the Metroscape. For more, go to Greater Portland Pulse.

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