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Summer 2017


The Institute's flagship publication, Metroscape magazine, is published twice a year, in January and June.

Past issues are archived here, and also by the library's PDXScholar service. If you would like to subscribe to Metroscape, drop us a line at with your name and mailing address!


For prospective authors

If you would like to submit an article for publication in Metroscape, please read the guidelines for submissions. (PDF file)

If you would like to write an "Atlas" feature for the magazine, please read these guidelines. (PDF file).

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A New Vision for Timber City USA


With the help of the EPA, Willamina looks to a sustainable future. Kerry Politzer looks at a city that is transforming itself.

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Cultivating the Technology Ecosystem


Sheila Martin interviews Skip Newbury, President and CEO of the Technology Association of Oregon, about creating a tech-powered innovation economy.


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Spanning the Region


Andrés Oswill profiles the bridges that knit our region together. 


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The Landscape: Scappoose

Growth and development in a small Columbia County town.


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Atlas: The Geography of the Commute

How low-wage workers get to work: an analysis by Steve Howland and Randy Morris.


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Indicators: Sources of Down Payment

How do homeowners in the region finance their homes?


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