Portland is known for its sustainable, livable neighborhoods. At the same time, Portland faces some of the fastest increasing housing prices in the country and residents with lower incomes, who are disproportionately people of color, are being displaced to neighborhoods with fewer opportunities. Lents neighbors want to know: How can residents, businesses, community groups, and government officials work together to build sustainable, diverse neighborhoods that are affordable and livable? Our project will address…

Exploring Livability in Lents: what does it mean to be “livable?”

Lents is changing—and it’s happening fast. As one of the city’s most diverse and last-remaining affordable neighborhoods, Lents has not always received the attention or resources it deserves from government agencies. But in recent years, more and more eyes shifted to Lents—from government infrastructure projects to private-sector investments to nonprofit activity and community involvement In this blog series the Livable…

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