Greater Portland: Urban Life and Landscape in the Pacific Northwest (Metropolitan Portraits)

3.56 avg rating
( 18 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780812217797: Greater Portland: Urban Life and Landscape in the Pacific Northwest (Metropolitan Portraits)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title

It has been called one of the nation's most livable regions, ranked among the best managed cities in America, hailed as a top spot to work, and favored as a great place to do business, enjoy the arts, pursue outdoor recreation, and make one's home. Indeed, years of cooperative urban planning between developers and those interested in ecology and habitability have transformed Portland from a provincial western city into an exemplary American metropolis. Its thriving downtown, its strong neighborhoods, and its pioneering efforts at local management have brought a steady procession of journalists, scholars, and civic leaders to investigate the "Portland style" that values dialogue and consensus, treats politics as a civic duty, and assumes that it is possible to work toward public good.

Probing behind the press clippings, acclaimed urban historian Carl Abbott examines the character of contemporary Portland—its people, politics, and public life—and the region's history and geography in order to discover how Portland has achieved its reputation as one of the most progressive and livable cities in the United States and to determine whether typical pressures of urban growth are pushing Portland back toward the national norm.

In Greater Portland, Abbott argues that the city cannot be understood without reference to its place. Its rivers, hills, and broader regional setting have shaped the economy and the cityscape. Portlanders are Oregonians, Northwesteners, Cascadians; they value their city as much for where it is as for what it is, and this powerful sense of place nurtures a distinctive civic culture. Tracing the ways in which Portlanders have talked and thought about their city, Abbott reveals the tensions between their diverse visions of the future and plans for development.

Most citizens of Portland desire a balance between continuity and change, one that supports urban progress but actively monitors its effects on the region's expansive green space and on the community's culture. This strong civic participation in city planning and politics is what gives greater Portland its unique character, a positive setting for class integration, neighborhood revitalization, and civic values. The result, Abbott confirms, is a region whose unique initiatives remain a model of American urban planning.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Carl Abbott is Professor of Urban Studies at Portland State University. He is author of The Metropolitan Frontier: Cities in the Modern American West, The New Urban America: Growth and Politics in Sunbelt Cities, and Political Terrain: Washington, D.C., from Tidewater Town to Global Metropolis.

Review:

"Abbott masterfully layers different kinds of evidence to build a compelling argument. He possesses a dazzling command of sources. . . . His ability to find underlying themes among seemingly disparate examples is breathtaking."—Public Historian



"A panoramic portrait."—Oregonian

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780812236125: Greater Portland: Urban Life and Landscape in the Pacific Northwest (Metropolitan Portraits)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0812236122 ISBN 13:  9780812236125
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Abbott, Carl
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN 10: 0812217799 ISBN 13: 9780812217797
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Mesilla Internet
(Mesilla, NM, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812217799 New. Seller Inventory # Z0812217799ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.48
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Carl Abbott
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0812217799 ISBN 13: 9780812217797
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0812217799

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Carl Abbott
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0812217799 ISBN 13: 9780812217797
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0812217799

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Abbott, Carl
ISBN 10: 0812217799 ISBN 13: 9780812217797
New Quantity Available: 19
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2001. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TU-9780812217797

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Carl Abbott
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0812217799 ISBN 13: 9780812217797
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title It has been called one of the nation s most livable regions, ranked among the best managed cities in America, hailed as a top spot to work, and favored as a great place to do business, enjoy the arts, pursue outdoor recreation, and make one s home. Indeed, years of cooperative urban planning between developers and those interested in ecology and habitability have transformed Portland from a provincial western city into an exemplary American metropolis. Its thriving downtown, its strong neighborhoods, and its pioneering efforts at local management have brought a steady procession of journalists, scholars, and civic leaders to investigate the Portland style that values dialogue and consensus, treats politics as a civic duty, and assumes that it is possible to work toward public good. Probing behind the press clippings, acclaimed urban historian Carl Abbott examines the character of contemporary Portland-its people, politics, and public life-and the region s history and geography in order to discover how Portland has achieved its reputation as one of the most progressive and livable cities in the United States and to determine whether typical pressures of urban growth are pushing Portland back toward the national norm. In Greater Portland, Abbott argues that the city cannot be understood without reference to its place. Its rivers, hills, and broader regional setting have shaped the economy and the cityscape. Portlanders are Oregonians, Northwesteners, Cascadians; they value their city as much for where it is as for what it is, and this powerful sense of place nurtures a distinctive civic culture. Tracing the ways in which Portlanders have talked and thought about their city, Abbott reveals the tensions between their diverse visions of the future and plans for development. Most citizens of Portland desire a balance between continuity and change, one that supports urban progress but actively monitors its effects on the region s expansive green space and on the community s culture. This strong civic participation in city planning and politics is what gives greater Portland its unique character, a positive setting for class integration, neighborhood revitalization, and civic values. The result, Abbott confirms, is a region whose unique initiatives remain a model of American urban planning. Seller Inventory # BTE9780812217797

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Carl Abbott
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0812217799 ISBN 13: 9780812217797
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title It has been called one of the nation s most livable regions, ranked among the best managed cities in America, hailed as a top spot to work, and favored as a great place to do business, enjoy the arts, pursue outdoor recreation, and make one s home. Indeed, years of cooperative urban planning between developers and those interested in ecology and habitability have transformed Portland from a provincial western city into an exemplary American metropolis. Its thriving downtown, its strong neighborhoods, and its pioneering efforts at local management have brought a steady procession of journalists, scholars, and civic leaders to investigate the Portland style that values dialogue and consensus, treats politics as a civic duty, and assumes that it is possible to work toward public good. Probing behind the press clippings, acclaimed urban historian Carl Abbott examines the character of contemporary Portland-its people, politics, and public life-and the region s history and geography in order to discover how Portland has achieved its reputation as one of the most progressive and livable cities in the United States and to determine whether typical pressures of urban growth are pushing Portland back toward the national norm. In Greater Portland, Abbott argues that the city cannot be understood without reference to its place. Its rivers, hills, and broader regional setting have shaped the economy and the cityscape. Portlanders are Oregonians, Northwesteners, Cascadians; they value their city as much for where it is as for what it is, and this powerful sense of place nurtures a distinctive civic culture. Tracing the ways in which Portlanders have talked and thought about their city, Abbott reveals the tensions between their diverse visions of the future and plans for development. Most citizens of Portland desire a balance between continuity and change, one that supports urban progress but actively monitors its effects on the region s expansive green space and on the community s culture. This strong civic participation in city planning and politics is what gives greater Portland its unique character, a positive setting for class integration, neighborhood revitalization, and civic values. The result, Abbott confirms, is a region whose unique initiatives remain a model of American urban planning. Seller Inventory # AAV9780812217797

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Carl Abbott
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press, United States (2001)
ISBN 10: 0812217799 ISBN 13: 9780812217797
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, United States, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title It has been called one of the nation s most livable regions, ranked among the best managed cities in America, hailed as a top spot to work, and favored as a great place to do business, enjoy the arts, pursue outdoor recreation, and make one s home. Indeed, years of cooperative urban planning between developers and those interested in ecology and habitability have transformed Portland from a provincial western city into an exemplary American metropolis. Its thriving downtown, its strong neighborhoods, and its pioneering efforts at local management have brought a steady procession of journalists, scholars, and civic leaders to investigate the Portland style that values dialogue and consensus, treats politics as a civic duty, and assumes that it is possible to work toward public good. Probing behind the press clippings, acclaimed urban historian Carl Abbott examines the character of contemporary Portland-its people, politics, and public life-and the region s history and geography in order to discover how Portland has achieved its reputation as one of the most progressive and livable cities in the United States and to determine whether typical pressures of urban growth are pushing Portland back toward the national norm. In Greater Portland, Abbott argues that the city cannot be understood without reference to its place. Its rivers, hills, and broader regional setting have shaped the economy and the cityscape. Portlanders are Oregonians, Northwesteners, Cascadians; they value their city as much for where it is as for what it is, and this powerful sense of place nurtures a distinctive civic culture. Tracing the ways in which Portlanders have talked and thought about their city, Abbott reveals the tensions between their diverse visions of the future and plans for development. Most citizens of Portland desire a balance between continuity and change, one that supports urban progress but actively monitors its effects on the region s expansive green space and on the community s culture. This strong civic participation in city planning and politics is what gives greater Portland its unique character, a positive setting for class integration, neighborhood revitalization, and civic values. The result, Abbott confirms, is a region whose unique initiatives remain a model of American urban planning. Seller Inventory # AAV9780812217797

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Abbott, Carl
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press 4/1/2001 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0812217799 ISBN 13: 9780812217797
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press 4/1/2001, 2001. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Greater Portland: Urban Life and Landscape in the Pacific Northwest. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780812217797

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 34.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Abbott, Carl
Published by University of Pennsylvania Pre (2018)
ISBN 10: 0812217799 ISBN 13: 9780812217797
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Pre, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0812217799

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Abbott, Carl
Published by University of Pennsylvania Press (2001)
ISBN 10: 0812217799 ISBN 13: 9780812217797
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9780812217797

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book