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Commissioner Carmen Rubio passes new Renewable Fuel Standard

New standard represents the most aggressive carbon reduction policy in recent years.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability gets City Council approval on two critical climate-related initiatives

Commissioners unanimously adopt the Climate Emergency Workplan and the Fossil Fuel Terminal Zoning Amendments; pave the way for new renewable fuel standards.

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WANTED: Candidates for new Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Portland

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is looking for a passionate and skilled manager to lead the City of Portland’s renowned climate and sustainability work.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability announces recommendations for Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund Round 2 RFP

The full recommended portfolio will be presented to City Council on Wednesday, July 13, at a first reading.

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Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability hires Patricia Diefenderfer as new chief planner

Diefenderfer will lead BPS’s long-range planning program, including urban planning, strategic design, and equitable community development policies and programs.

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New Building on Portland State’s Campus Honors the Legacy of Vanport

The collaborative project will house operations for PSU, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Community College and the City of Portland.

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December 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS’s active land use planning, solid waste, climate, energy, and sustainability work going on throughout the City of Portland. Please see the project updates and websites below for more details, and to find contact information for the appropriate project staff.

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November 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS’s active land use planning, solid waste, climate, energy, and sustainability work going on throughout the City of Portland. Please see the project updates and websites below for more details, and to find contact information for the appropriate project staff.

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October 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS’s active land use planning, solid waste, climate, energy, and sustainability work going on throughout the City of Portland. Please see the project updates and websites below for more details, and to find contact information for the appropriate project staff.

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September 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS’s active land use planning, solid waste, climate, energy, and sustainability work going on throughout the City of Portland. Please see the project updates and websites below for more details, and to find contact information for the appropriate project staff.

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August 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of BPS’s active land use planning, solid waste, climate, energy, and sustainability work going on throughout the City of Portland. Please see the project updates and websites below for more details, and to find contact information for the appropriate project staff.

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July 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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City of Portland’s Chief Planner Joe Zehnder to retire

After 20 years of leading the City’s land use planning efforts, Zehnder leaves a legacy of foundational and innovative growth management and strategic plans.

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June 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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Portland artist creates original mural to honor Tony Lamb

Amaranta Colindres dug deep to reflect the beauty and meaning of deceased BPS colleague, friend and champion of BIPOC communities; original art to grace the bureau’s new home in the Vanport Building.

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May 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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PCEF Profile: Inaugural team member Jaimes Valdez

Literally and figuratively a jack of all trades, Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund policy and strategic partnership leader builds capacity within underserved and under-represented communities.

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April 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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Director Andrea Durbin reflects on the past year

Through it all, the work and commitment continue.

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March 2021 – Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) Updates

A monthly snapshot of land use planning work going on in your neighborhoods. Please visit the specific project website and contact project staff with any questions.

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