Envision the Rogue Valley
Envision the Rural Rogue Valley
Thanks for joining us for our Envision the Rural Rogue Valley forum too! We appreciate everyone who came to learn about farm & forest land conservation tools and to engage in a lively, informative discussion about which tools we should be using to strengthen our region's rural economy. If you missed it (or were at the forum but would like to give more feedback) but would like to be part of the discussion, please take our online Farmland Conservation Survey
Your comments will shape our Smart Growth Strategy so it's important that we hear from as much of the community as possible! Thank you for your input.
Participants discuss farmland conservation tools at Envision the Rural Rogue Valley
Envision the Urban Rogue Valley
Thank you for joining us for our Envision the Urban Rogue Valley forum! Thank you to everyone who came to learn about Smart Growth tools and to engage in a lively, informative discussion about how to implement these tools in the Rogue Valley. For those of you who missed it (or were present at the forum but would like to offer more feedback) but would like to be part of the discussion, please take our online Smart Growth Survey Click here to take survey. Your comments will shape our Smart Growth Strategy so it's important that we hear from as much of the community as possible! Thank you for your input.
Participants give feedback on Smart Growth discussion at Envision the Urban Rogue Valley.
Smart Growth Links
Links to the multi-media presentations we showed at the forum:
Smart Growth Makeovers (artist renditions of neighborhoods transformed with Smart Growth tools)
Re-thinking Density (powerpoint presentation on economic/livability benefits of increasing density)
Complete Streets (10min. film on concept to make streets user-friendly for all transportation modes)
Other links of interest:
Greater Bear Creek Regional Problem Solving Plan (discussed at forum)
Envision Oregon (also discussed at forum - precursor to/inspiration for Envision the Rogue Valley)
Center for Transit-Oriented Development ("transit-oriented development" is a Smart Growth tool that was discussed at forum)
What is Envision the Rogue Valley?
Imagine economically vibrant urban areas where residents have a range of transportation options, safe, affordable housing choices and abundant green spaces, which are surrounded by robust rural communities where farmland is preserved and farmers make a viable living. . . Through a process called "Envision Oregon"* a few years ago, this is what Oregonians across the state agreed they wanted for Oregon's future.
Thanks to a generous grant from Meyer Memorial Trust, Rogue Advocates has launched "Envision the Rogue Valley" to help make this vision a reality here in the Rogue Valley. Throughout 2011-2012, we will be working with community members, city and county planners, transportation agencies and other local decisionmakers to create and then implement this vision in the Rogue Valley through the use of "Smart Growth" tools. (Read more about "Smart Growth" here).
*Envision Oregon was a process led by 1000 Friends of Oregon and other collaborating organizations. After two years of town-hall style meetings across Oregon, 1000 Friends published "A Blueprint for Oregon's Future," which outlines basic state-wide strategies for smarter land use planning in Oregon, including: 1) preserve farmland, 2) reducing our dependence on the car and 3) improving the livability of our communtiies.
For more information about Envision the Rogue Valley, contact Sarah Vaile at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local News on Improving our Region's Urban Areas:
Other Interesting Links