About the Collection

The Oregon Sustainable Community Digital Library (OSCDL) is a collection of urban planning documents covering growth and change in the Portland Metropolitan Area and within Oregon from the 1920s through 2006. Contents include planning reports, correspondence, meeting minutes, digital images and maps relating to development, planning and transportation.

History of the Collection

Original partners in this collaborative collection include Portland State University, both the Library and the Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Metro, City of Portland Archives, and City Club of Portland. The OSCDL was started in 2005 by Rose M. Jackson, PSU Librarian, and was originally supported by a two-year $127,000 Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The OSCDL project goals were to provide researchers, practitioners, students, policymakers and citizens with electronic access to detailed information from participating agencies via a searchable web-based database hosted by Portland State.


Browse the Oregon Sustainable Community Digital Library Collections:

City Club of Portland

Ernie Bonner Collection

Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation

Metro Collection

Oregon Department of Transportation Highways

Portland City Archives

Portland Regional Planning History

TriMet Collection

Urban Growth Boundary Maps