Why Study Portland?

Portland, Oregon is known world-wide as a sustainable, livable metropolis. It consistently appears in "Top 10 Lists" of  green and eco-friendly cities in both national and international surveys. It was the first U.S. city to enact a local plan to reduce C02 emissions and has been a pioneer in green building initiatives. 

Portland's approach to sustainable urban development has been the object of much inquiry and leaders from around the globe are inspired by and talking about Portland's efforts in this arena. Does the city live up to its hype? Decide for yourself.