What will come first? A new river crossing Oregon's largest city needs or a massive earthquake?
But it's only the second-most hipster city in the world.
Ted Wheeler says that if the HUD secretary thinks government should take a passive role, he “should step aside and allow someone up to the task to lead.”
While ratepayers wince, a preference for long-term investment may also deliver long-term quality and some tech advantages.
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The new city hall leader exemplifies the passion and dynamism that is stirring in cities and mayors across the nation.
Mayor Ted Wheeler: “Our city is in mourning, our community’s anger is real and the timing and subject of these events can only exacerbate an already difficult situation.”
Cities from Portland, Oregon to Denver are exploring how the even distribution of civic resources can improve opportunities for all residents.
“It’s really started a wave of innovative thought in transportation,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said of the grant competition.
While Rose City’s plan leverages technology, “this is really a people project.”
The city is facing a housing crisis, but despite its progressive reputation, it’s done little to ensure affordability for longtime residents.
Check out this public information campaign in Portland, Oregon.
Anthony Foxx touts an overwhelming response to the federal competition, which will showcase the “outstanding potential to transform the future of urban transportation.”
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says current federal and state regulatory programs are “clearly inadequate to assure the public that their health is being protected.”
Amid heightened attention on alarming Pacific Northwest disaster scenarios, the White House has been touting the promise of an earthquake early-warning system that's under development. But there's a lot more work to do to prepare.
Census Bureau data released last Thursday show the proportion of unoccupied rental housing during 2015 in 75 major metro regions in the U.S.
Doing the right thing doesn't always come easy for local governments.
When weighing the risks the entire region faces from next Cascadia megathrust earthquake, this future disaster is likely to rival anything the United States has ever faced.
But despite die-offs, some of the plant-eating insects are still hanging on. “I found them yesterday on a climbing rose in our backyard,” says one resident.
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