Past Issues

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 contributors:

Insterested in submitting to Metroscape? Send all submissions and questions to Editor-in-Chief, Liza Morehead

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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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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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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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