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Portland at the Crossroads: 2005 Metropolitan Briefing Book
Thursday, January 6, 2005 - 8:00am

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:
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