Metroscape Launch Event Panel
An Emerging Contradiction: Non-Farm Activity within Exclusive Farm Use Zones

On January 30, the Institute hosted a panel discussion to celebrate the launch of the redesigned Metroscape website. Robert Liberty, Katherine Daniels, and Barb Iverson discuss the issues raised in the feature article on the future of land use in the Willamette Valley residents as non-farm uses expand.

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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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