The Pacific Northwest is green to the extreme. Yet a day trip can go from pristine wilderness to downtown Seattle, Portland, or Vancouver. How are these commercial and cultural hot spots keeping nature and growth in balance - and what's coming next? Trace the path from forests and fish to bikes and brews as Planning the Pacific Northwest continues the APA Planners Press series on how planning shapes major American cities.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Planning Retrospective—From Timber to Technology. Introduction.1. Eclectic Cascadia. 2. The Evolution of Washington State’s Growth Management Law. 3. Taming the ‘Shameless Threat’. Farmland Protections and Corralling Sprawl in Oregon. 4. A Historical Perspective on the Metropolitan Portland Urban Growth Boundary. 5. Protecting Working Farm and Forest Landscapes. How Do Oregon and Washington Compare? 6. Implementing State, Regional, and Local Housing Diversity Policy Through Master Planning. 7. Implementing Oregon’s Transportation Planning Rule. 8. Seattle Neighborhood Planning. 9. Designing Seattle. The Role of Urban Design in the City’s Evolution. 1970 to 2020. 10. Seattle’s Past at Present. Local Approaches to Historic Preservation. 11. The Emerald and the Rose. Open Space Planning in Metropolitan Seattle and Portland. 12. There’s No Place like Home. Section 2: Planning Today. Green to the Extreme. Introduction. 13. Native Currents and Coast Salish Planning. 14. Harmonizing the Natural and Built Environment on the Coast of the Salish Sea.15. Planning Without Borders in Cascadia. 16. Building Balanced Communities. Equity and Inclusion. 17. Blue-Green to the Extreme in Portland and Seattle. 18. The Columbia River. Community Participation and Science-Based Planning. 19. The Cloud Beneath the Clouds. 20. A Bicycling Haven. 21. Energy Efficiency the Cascadia Way. 22. From Table to Tank. Biodiesel in Washington. 23. Process Makes Perfect? Replacing the Great Alaskan Way Viaduct. 24. Preserving Seattle Grunge in the Pike/Pine Neighborhood. 25. A Tale of Three Cities on the Road to Smart Green Growth. 26. Ecological Repair and Neighborhood Revitalization. The Foster Floodplain Natural Area. Section 3: Planning Prospective. What’s Next? Introduction. 27. Redefining Planning in Cascadia. 28. Car Spaces into People Places. 29. Lights On or Off? Hydropower in a Changing Climate. 30. Planning for Greenhouse Gas Reduction. An Oregon Perspective. 31. Shifting Baselines. Dam Removal and the Evolution of Environmental Ethics in the Pacific Northwest. 32. InterAction! 33. Portland’s Artisan Economy—Beyond the Myth of Romantic Localism. 34. A Decade of Food Systems Planning in the Central Puget Sound. 35. Cart Blanche. Pacific Northwest Street Food. 36. Growing Transit Communities. 37. The Happiness Factor. 38. Green Infrastructure Mashup in the Emerald City. 39. Solar in the Rainy City. 40. Game-Changing Perspectives on Planning. Conclusion. Planning in the Pacific Northwest.
Jill Sterrett, FAICP, is an affiliate instructor with the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington. She is principal of Sterrett Consulting, LLC.
Connie Ozawa is director of and professor in the School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University. She also directs the PSU-China Innovations in Urbanization Program.
Dennis Ryan was the founding director of the Urban Design Program at the University of Washington. He continues to teach part time and practices environmental design in the San Juan Islands.
Ethan Seltzer is a professor in the School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University, which he earlier directed. He also was the founding director of Portland State University’s Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies.
Jan Whittington is an assistant professor of urban design and planning, as well as the associate director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, at the University of Washington.