For Researchers

About Missing Middle Housing:
On Optics Design’s website
Legalizing Inexpensive Housing series by Sightline Institute
Missing Middle self-guided walking tour (inner SE Portland including Ladd’s Addition)

Getting to More Missing Middle Housing: 
Character-Compatible, Space-Efficient Housing Options for Single-Dwelling Neighborhoods Report for OR DEQ
Letter of support – state building codes to incentivize preservation & adaptation
Tools for small-scale builders, Congress for the New Urbanism

Gov & Academic Reports:
“The New Exclusionary Zoning” by John Mangin, Stanford Law & Policy Review
“Housing Development Toolkit” by the White House

Accessibility & Aging in Community: 
Livability Index from AARP
“Expanding Implementation of Universal Design and Visitability Features in the Housing Stock”
“Universal Design: Why Building Accessible Homes is a Solid Real-Estate Investment”
Lifelong Housing Certification Checklist (from the Rogue Valley Council of Government’s Lifelong Housing Certification Project)

Land Use, Climate Change & Sustainable Growth:
“More Extensive is More Expensive” report from 1000 Friends of Oregon
“Unaffordability is a Problem but Sprawl is a Terrible Solution” on Planetizen
Growth Ponzi Scheme series by StrongTowns
Climate Smart Strategy (Metro)
Housing & Gentrification (OPAL Environmental Justice)
Land Use & Driving (Urban Land Institute)
Cool Planning Handbook (OR TGM program)
Greenhouse Gas Toolkit (ODOT)
“Urban Design to Reduce Automobile Dependence” (Opolis)
“Transit-Supportive Densities and Land Uses” (Puget Sound Regional Council)

Mapping Tools:
Portland’s Home Ownership Affordability – maps by PHC & EcoNW
Housing + Transportation Affordability Index

Library:
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save American Cities, One Step at a Time by Jeff Speck
Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation by Sonia Hurt
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our American Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism by Ben Ross
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Zoning Rules!: The Economics of Land Use Regulation by William A. Fischel
Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster by Eric Klinenberg
Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
The High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup

City of Portland Housing & Planning Links:
Comprehensive Plan Update – BPS
State of Housing Report – PHB
Residential Infill Project – BPS
Better Housing by Design Project – BPS
Inclusionary Housing – BPS & PHB


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