This research was funded in part by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), a program of the Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University and a U.S. Department of Transportation University Transportation Center. This research also received funding from the Department of Land Conservation and Development to create the parcel database.
Quality of life, City planning -- Oregon, Local transit -- Oregon
Livability is a key focus of transportation and land use planning throughout the United States, and a concept that has been guiding U.S. Department of Transportation policy since 2009. In Oregon, the state’s long-range transportation plan identifies “enhancing livability” as a key outcome, but little research has tackled how these planning efforts contribute to residents’ perceptions of livability. This project seeks to fill this research need by exploring the question, “How do residents understand the connection between transportation and land use planning, and its association with livability?”
Lewis, Rebecca and Parker, Robert. Transportation and Land Use—What Determines Livability? Project Brief NITC-RR-1050. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2018.