Making Sense of Place: Portland
Airs Monday, July 6 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Monday, June 29, 2009
The third installment in the MAKING SENSE OF PLACE series profiles the transformation of Portland, Oregon from an urban wasteland into a thriving metropolis. Following the rapid and uncontrolled growth of the 1950s and '60s, the civic leaders of Portland developed and implemented some of the most successful land-use policies in the United States. Today, Portlanders enjoy a flourishing downtown, as well as national recognition for their achievements in alternative transportation, emissions reductions and overall sustainability. With its alternative transportation, distinct urban boundary and overall “green” sensibility, can Portland continue to contain its growth and still satisfy all of its inhabitants? Watch a preview online.