Demographic surveys -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Population forecasting -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, Portland Metropolitan Area (Or.)
The Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies (IMS) was created to connect the resources of higher education to the needs of the six-county, bit-state Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area (Clackamas, Clark, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill Counties). In this spirit, we offer our 2007 Metropolitan Briefing Book. Our theme is regional variety. Variety has been touted as "the very spice of life" (William Cowper) and as "the mother of enjoyment" (Vivan Grey). Our region enjoys a good deal of variety--in its landscapes, in its economy, and in its people, their cultures, and their attitudes. These differences are important to local vitality and beauty. But while we generally view this variety as positive, we also worry about equity. Although we promote regional thought and action, we must understand that each community experiences the problems facing us in a slightly different way and often with significantly different resources.
Wollner, C. et al. (2007) 'Metropolitan Briefing Book, 2007. Presented by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University.