A Riverfront Park Runs Through It : A Bend in the River for Citizen Involvement in Portland -- 40 Years Later
Tom McCall Waterfront Park -- History, City planning -- Oregon -- Portland -- History, Urban development -- Oregon -- Portland, Political participation -- Oregon -- Portland
Gives a brief history of the people and events that led to the establishment of Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon. It also discusses how this impacted the future of citizen activism and participation in a variety of civic projects in the years that followed. The article discusses the process by which the Portland of today was formed in the period from 1970 to 1980. The author interviewed many of the people directly involved in the events described in the article.
DuRoche, Tim, "A riverfront park runs through it : A bend in the river for citizen involvement in Portland--40 years later" (2010 Metroscape, Institute for Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University)
Originally appeared in the Winter 2010 edition of Metroscape, published by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies, Portland State University.