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Oregon’s Land Use Planning Framework

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Some helpful resources and tutorials about land use planning in Oregon, Metro, and Portland.

You don’t have to have an advanced degree in urban planning to understand how land use planning works. But it’s helpful to know the basics. Below are a few resources to explain what it is and how you can participate in the process of shaping the future of our city through the land use planning process.  


This video describes how land use plans make their way through the “legislative process” and how Portlanders can make a difference in their community.

This narrated slideshow describes the legislative planning process in simple terms.

This presentation explains the ABC's of land use planning in Oregon, Metro, and Portland: