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    Spring Bloom Justice Campaign

    by  • March 20, 2014 • Nature's Trust, Portland Water Trust, Public Trust, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, Water Wars • 0 Comments

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    via Jonah Majure, Chief Petitioner of the People’s Water Trust initiative campaign Today is the first day of Spring, but you’ve probably been noticing its approach for some time now. The buds are transforming into blossoms, your neighbors are out walking their dogs a little more, families are spending time together over games of basketball...

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    Unmerciful Insanity: the Columbia River Crossing

    by  • January 12, 2014 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 2 Comments

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    In the last two years I’ve written over 20 articles breaking down why the Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion isn’t just failed transportation policy, but why it’s an outright nightmare totally out of line with the values our community champions.  From historical precedent, to strange-bedfellow political opposition, to austerity, to the growing climate crisis, to Charlie...

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    Salem CRC Hearing Liveblog: Round 2

    by  • January 10, 2014 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 1 Comment

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    Hi, folks. The defunct Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion appears to be back. Mismanaging Perception will be live-blogging a committee hearing in Salem today, January 14th, 2014 beginning shortly before 1PM. For previous CRC related articles from MMP, click HERE. MMP’s CRC liveblog from last year can be reviewed HERE. ••• Due to technical...

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    Columbia River Crossing Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell Them

    by  • November 5, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 1 Comment

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    This piece was originally published on Rebel Metropolis. Okay, I’m gonna try to keep this one short. After dancing on the grave of the CRC this summer, I’ve largely refrained from dragging myself through the nauseating task of tapping fingers to keyboard yet again over this $4 to $10 billion dollar mistake that just...

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    Protect Portland’s Water for Generations to Come

    by  • November 3, 2013 • Guest, Nature's Trust, Portland Water Trust, Public Trust, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, Water Wars • 0 Comments

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    This is a guest submission from Marie Teasdale, law student at Lewis and Clark, and an author of the Portland Water Trust initiative. Here in Portland, we are lucky to enjoy an impressive array of natural endowments, from beautiful Forest Park to Oaks Bottom wildlife refuge to scenic Mount Hood. We have so many...

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    An Opportunity for Real Change

    by  • November 2, 2013 • Guest, Nature's Trust, Portland Water Trust, Public Trust, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, Water Wars • 0 Comments

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    This is a guest submission from Jonah Majure, Chief Petitioner in the Portland Water Trust initiative effort. The events leading up to the city-wide vote on whether or not to fluoridate our city’s water supply reconnected Portlanders with where our exceptional water comes from and how it is managed. Voters on both sides of...

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    ‘Scorched Earth Urbanism’ and other Quasi-Satirical Street Vocabularies

    by  • October 7, 2013 • Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Right to the City / Free School, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments

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    This article originally appeared on RebelMetropolis.org. When defining a new term, or redefining a marginalized term, it helps to define its converse. The word ‘sustainable’ has become such a meaningless marketing brand. If we’re going to take this one back from the PR firms we’ll need to draw a few lines. The opposite of...

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    ‘Operation CRC’ Needs You!

    by  • September 19, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

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    This last week has seen a blitz of Columbia River Crossing updates. We learned the now dead freeway expansion and light rail project will likely see an attempted reanimation via a special legislative session originally focused on tax increases and gutting public employee pensions. We learned that the Oregon-only plan being shoved forward will sink...

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    When Is it Okay to Say ‘Fuck Charlie Hales’?

    by  • August 15, 2013 • Columbia River Crossing, Hart, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 7 Comments

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    Listening to Portland, OR mayor Charlie Hales claim that police raids on homeless people are meant to punish “lawlessness” – hearing him respond to questions about expanding Dignity Village with quips like “it’s hard to find land”, it’s difficult to quell the revulsion one feels in their stomach. Listening to Hales being asked if...

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    Portland Unveils Plans for Downtown “Green & Local” Shopping Megacomplex

    by  • August 13, 2013 • Jess, Satire, Sustainable Cities • 2 Comments

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    On Tuesday morning, Charlie Hales announced plans to build an ecologically-conscious-themed “Green & Local” shopping megacomplex in the heart of downtown Portland. The megacomplex, to be built by HDR, will replace nearly 40 square blocks of inner NW Portland, just north of Burnside. [See related: PolitiFact: Is it true that Charlie Hales in the...

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