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  1. Metropolitan Centers: Evaluating Local Implementation of Regional Plans and Policies

    The Denver and Salt Lake City Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) have embarked upon regional visioning strategies that promote development around higher density, mixed use centers with current or future...

  2. California's Paradigm Shift from LOS to VMT as a Transportation Impact Metric: Policies, Politics, and Possibilities

    As part of California's effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the state has passed a law leading to a radical shift in how it analyzes the traffic impacts of new land use developments and transportation...

  3. Do Characteristics of Walkable Environments Support Bicycling? Toward a Definition of Bicycle-Supported Development

    Does walkability equate with bikeability? Through a comprehensive review of studies of the built environment and bicycling, including mode choice, route choice, safety, and urban design literature, this paper...

  4. Effects of Beaver Dams on Surface Water Flow During Storm Events in an Urban Landscape

    Urban land-use generally alters the hydrologic cycle, leading to changes in the natural flow regime of local streams. Runoff from impervious surfaces and routing of stormwater to streams causes urban streams to...

  5. Long-term Ecological Research in Forest Park: Tracking Urban Impacts to Forest Structure and Productivity

    Current and historic land use practices as well as exposure to an urban environment can impact forest structure and function. Past and ongoing research in Forest Park, a large urban forest in Portland, Oregon,...

  6. The Effects of Global Change Upon United States Air Quality

    To understand more fully the effects of global changes on ambient concentrations of ozone and particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter smaller than 2.5 μm (PM2.5) in the United States (US), we conducted a...

  7. Metropolitan Centers Mean Smart Growth

    In this study, a multidisciplinary team from the University of Oregon and the University of Utah examined regional metropolitan center programs and policies in the Salt Lake City and Denver regions. The goal of...

  8. Integrating Freight into Livable Communities

    Where livability is a goal of the planning process, freight runs the risk of not being considered except as an afterthought or as something to be excluded. Yet, freight is an integral part of local economic...

  9. Planning Transportation for Recreational Areas

    Population growth and increased accessibility of formerly remote destinations have created new needs for planning mobility to and within recreational areas.

  10. Effects of Selective Logging and Roads on Instream Fine Sediments and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Clackamas Basin,...

    Logging and associated skid trails, haul routes, and roads can have significant impacts on the magnitude and timing of sediments in streams in forested watersheds. Loss of vegetation, soil compaction, use of...

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