2 results for tag: urban sprawl

Oregon’s Land Use Bills at 50

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Oregon’s Land Use Bills—Senate Bills 100 and 101—landmark laws that transformed the state's landscape and protected its treasured farmland and natural spaces. This milestone offers us an opportunity to reflect on the environmental stewardship that has shaped the state's identity. This anniversary also serves as a call to action for the shared responsibility of safeguarding Oregon's environment for future generations.

New land use planning rules begin to address gaps from the past

Last month, The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) finalized the adoption of the Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities rules. These transportation and land use rules, while not completely transformative, have real potential to help communities shape their growth in ways that support thriving communities, reduce dependence on cars and greenhouse gas emissions, and provide more affordable housing options. The rules also aim to address equity by directing transportation, housing, and planning investments and policy to serve everyone in Oregon, particularly those from under-resourced and under-served communities.  Oregon's ...