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Making Regulatory Takings Reform Work: The Lessons of Oregon's Measure 37

Editors' Summary

Oregon's Measure 37 was an audacious attempt to create an expansive regulatory takings regime. Contrary to the hopes of its supporters and the fears of its opponents, however, it ultimately failed to provide any...

Oregon's Growth Boundaries: Myth and Reality

Introduction: The Portland Miracle

The most stringent1 anti-sprawl measure adopted by any American state is Oregon's urban growth boundary (UGB) program.2 A UGB is a line...

Oregon's Comprehensive Growth Management Program: An Implementation Review and Lessons for Other States

Editors' Summary: 1993 will mark the 20th anniversary of Oregon's experiment in managing growth and land use through a statewide planning program. As a pioneering effort, Oregon's program has evolved and weathered implementation...