Portland State University. Department of Geography
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography
Urban land use -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Industrial districts -- Oregon -- Portland -- Planning
This study examines the evolution of the industrial landscape of Portland, Oregon’s Central Eastside Industrial District (CEID) from the initial declaration in 1981 as an ‘industrial sanctuary’ to the present day. The study recreates the historical landscape of 1981, mapping historical land use data from archived Sanborn maps in GIS. This was then compared to the current landscape of 2014, wherein data gathered from field visits, and online, public land use databases was mapped using GIS.
This paper addresses the recent transformation, looking at patterns within the physical and functional realm; and observing how these changes have influenced the character of the neighborhood.
Jones, Allison, "Industrial Decline in an Industrial Sanctuary Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District, 1981-2014" (2014). Geography Masters Research Papers. 2.