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I resisted leaving my handprint

At this beautiful place we will enjoy our walks. Sidewalks and trails, by the creek, over to the Village Center. In the morning with the pooch, in the evening with the mate. Kids will be able to bike all over the place, including school, safely.This week, North Santiam Paving poured concrete to create more than a thousand feet of sidewalks. These will connect to the greater system of walking trails.And now all of the streetlights are installed. They will be lit up next week. Pringle Creek will be seen in the glow of its streetlights.Don Myers Read more

Getting closer

The photo shows yours truly signing a "mylar" copy of the subdivision plat down at the City of Salem this morning. This a key step on the road to legal status for all the lots at Pringle Creek Community, hence the smile. It's not always easy to do something very creative--but well worth it. The rewards will be all around us as we create one the most sustainable communties in the country!The mylar is the reproducible original plan that is kept at the County Recorder's office. Our Pringle Creek team has been working for two years toward recording the ... Read more

The economic gold of the times

This piece from American Prospect Online, Sustainable Cities: Smart growth is newly fashionable. But what will it take to turn fashion into national policy? touches on issues I think are very compelling (as did this article, where Oregon business leaders described "Sustainability as Oregon's Brand and Niche," written about in this blog post). Peirce is a highly regarded Washington Post columnist on community and development issues.From Philadelphia to Seattle, Boston to San Diego, city officials agree that green urban settings are a critical draw in an era when highly educated, mobile professional workers -- the economic gold of ... Read more

OSU Extension website on sustainability

Go Beavs. Recommended by Sustainable Living Center director, Santiago, check out the OSU Extension Service website Looking for Oregon’s Future: What is Sustainability?, the goal of which is:. . . to promote dialogue among Oregonians concerning the future of our communities, industries, and economy, and concerning the quality of life we want to make possible for our grandchildren.This page from the website is an interesting piece about former Governor John Kitzhaber’s Oregon Solutions initiative from 2000. Read more
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