Portland Regional Planning History (1903 - 2003)
Formerly the Ethan Seltzer Collection

This collection includes key regional planning documents selected by Professor Ethan Seltzer. Professor Seltzer teaches interdisciplinary courses on themes of regions, planning, and place. Dr. Seltzer is a recognized authority in the subjects of regional planning, regional development, and the region of Cascadia.

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Submissions from 2003

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Transportation Costs and the American Dream: Why a Lack of Transportation Choices Strains the Family Budget and Hinders Home Ownership, Surface Transportation Policy Project

Submissions from 2001

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MetroScope Technical Documentation Manual: An Integrated Transportation and Land Use Model Developed for Forecasting and Policy Analysis in the Portland/Vancouver Metropolitan Area , Metro (Or.)

Submissions from 2000

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2000 Regional Transportation Plan, Metro (Or.)

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Highlights: Accomplishments of Portland's Downtown Plan, Central City Plan, Albina Community Plan, Outer Southeast Community Plan, Portland (Or.). Bureau of Planning

Submissions from 1999

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Resolution No. 99-2835: For the Purpose of Expressing Council Intent to Amend the Region 2040 Growth Concept Map to Designate the City of Milwaukie as a Town Center, Metro (Or.)

Submissions from 1998

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From Downtown Plan to Central City Summit: Trends in Portland's Central City, 1970-1998, Carl Abbott, Gerhard Pagenstecher, and Britt Parrott

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Protecting our Regions Rivers, Floodplains and Wetlands: An Introduction to Regional Water Quality and Floodplain Management Issues and Policies, Metro (Or.)

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Urban Growth Boundary: Periodic Review Workplan, Metro (Or.)

Submissions from 1996

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Beyond the Field of Dreams: Light Rail and Growth Management in Portland, G. B. Arrington Jr. and Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon

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Correspondence with 2040 Means Business Committee, Metro (Or.)

Submissions from 1995

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Regional Mainstreets: An Implementation Strategy to Promote Main Street and Corridor Development , Metro (Or.)

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Regional Urban Growth Goals and Objectives , Metro (Or.)

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Toward Defining a Zero Option: Discussion Draft, Metro (Or.)

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Neighboring Cities 2040 Study, Otak, Inc.

Submissions from 1994

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Settlement Patterns in the Portland Region: A Historical Overview, Carl Abbott

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Concepts for Growth: Report to Council , Metro (Or.)

Submissions from 1992

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Metropolitan Greenspaces: Master Plan, Metro (Or.)

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Springwater Corridor Master Plan, Portland (Or.). Bureau of Parks and Recreation

Submissions from 1991

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Historical Development of the Metropolitan Service District, Carl Abbott and Margery Post Abbott

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Portland Parks : A Vision and Blueprint for Preserving and Enhancing our Park System, Clair Levine, John Sewell, and Mary Volm

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Before the Council of the Metropolitan Service District: Bylaws , Metro (Or.)

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Housing Issues Report, Metro (Or.)

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Request for Qualifications: Region 2040: Transportation and Land Use Concepts: Phase 1, Metro (Or.)

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The 10 Essentials for North/Northeast Portland Housing: Guidelines for Renovations and New Construction, Diana Moosman; Peter Wilcox; Kelcey Beardsley; and American Institute of Architects. Portland Chapter (Portland, Or.). Housing Committee

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Urban Growth Management Study: Summary Report, Oregon. Department of Land Conservation and Development

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Portland Future Focus Strategic Plan: Bridging to the New Century, Portland Future Focus

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Park Futures: A Master Plan for Portland's Park System, Portland (Or.). Bureau of Parks and Recreation

Submissions from 1990

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Portland City at a Crossroads: Portland Civic Index Project, Portland (Or.). City Planning Commission

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Impact of the Six Percent Tax Base Limitation on Local Government Financing of Infrastructure Needs of Urban Growth, Portland State University. Center for Urban Studies; Regional Financial Advisors, Inc.; and Oregon. Department of Land Conservation and Development

Submissions from 1979

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The Portland Planning Commission: An Historical Overview, Laura Campos and Portland (Or.). Bureau of Planning

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Challenges and Costs of Rapid Population Growth: the Report of the Oregon 2000 Commission, Oregon 2000 Commission

Submissions from 1976

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Land Use Framework Element of the CRAG Regional Plan, Columbia Region Association of Governments

Submissions from 1975

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Solving the Metro Traffic Dilemma: Summary of and Supplement to Volume I, Factual Data Report , Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Transportation Study. Technical Advisory Committee. Sub-Committee on Public Information

Submissions from 1974

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Columbia-Willamette Region Comprehensive Plan: Discussion Draft: Summary and Explanation, Columbia Region Association of Governments

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The Costs of Sprawl: Environmental and Economic Costs of Alternative Residential Development Patterns at the Urban Fringe , Real Estate Research Corporation

Submissions from 1973

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Planning in the CRAG Region: The Second Step , Columbia Region Association of Governments

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Ecology and the Economy, A Concept for Balancing Long-Range Goals, The Pacific Northwest Example, Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission. Urban and Rural Lands Committee

Submissions from 1971

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Proposals to the Portland-Vancouver Community for a Metropolitan Park and Open Space System: The Urban Outdoors, Columbia Region Association of Governments

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Project "Foresight": First Phase, Unknown

Submissions from 1970

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Interim Regional Land Use Plan, Metro (Or.) and Columbia Region Association of Governments

Submissions from 1967

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Urban Forms : An Introduction to the Concept and a Review of Some Factors which Influence the Shape of the Community, Multnomah County Planning Commission

Submissions from 1965

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Metropolitan Portland Looks at Governmental Reorganization: A Public Opinion Study, J. Roy Bardsley; Portland Metropolitan Study Commission; and Bardsley & Haslacher, Inc.

Submissions from 1912

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The Greater Portland Plan of Edward H. Bennett, Edward Herbert Bennett, A. L. Barbur, and Marshall N. Dana

Submissions from 1903

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Annual Report of the Park Board, Portland Parks and Recreation and Olmsted Brothers