An examination of smart growth: a case study of New Columbia in Portland, Oregon

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dc.contributor.author Dikeman, Stephanie L.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-27T19:50:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-27T19:50:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009-04-27T19:50:18Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1341
dc.description.abstract Smart growth has been offered as one potential solution to ease the strain that urban sprawl creates on cities from a social, economical, and environmental perspective. Simply put, smart growth means making smart decisions on the development and redevelopment of our aging cities. During a site visit to the low income housing community of New Columbia. Located in Portland, Oregon, a scorecard was used to analyze the smart growth components of the development. The scorecard had a maximum of 78 points and New Columbia received 73.5 points. Based on the scorecard rating, New Columbia appears as though it is meeting, and often times exceeding, almost all of the smart growth principles. It has successfully provided a mix of uses, a range of housing options (both price and style), enhances community character through design, is compact and transit-oriented, provides open space and supports environmental protection. This report serves as an analysis of New Columbia in Portland, Oregon, to determine if the initial intentions of the smart growth approach are truly being met four years after the completion of the project. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Smart Growth en
dc.subject Scorecard Examination en
dc.subject Portland, Oregon en
dc.subject New Columbia en
dc.title An examination of smart growth: a case study of New Columbia in Portland, Oregon en
dc.type Report en
dc.description.degree Master of Regional and Community Planning en
dc.description.level Masters en
dc.description.department Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional and Community Planning en
dc.description.advisor Claude A. Keithley en
dc.subject.umi Urban and Regional Planning (0999) en
dc.date.published 2009 en
dc.date.graduationmonth May en


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