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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...

Boise Cascade Corp. v. State

The court reverses and remands a jury verdict awarding damages to a logging company that alleged that the state caused a temporary taking by refusing to permit logging on a parcel of the company's property on which a pair of northern...

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...