|EOA-HNA draft Report - Jan 2015|
(graph added from CO2 Now)
Words like "carbon," "greenhouse"/"green house," and "climate" are nowhere to be found. A text search doesn't turn up a single instance of these words.
This is a document that
is a key part of the City’s planning efforts to accommodate population and employment growth over the 2015 to 2035 period.Consistently, though, the whole process has been guided by 20th century assumptions on growth and carbon emissions. In fact, there has been a deliberate effort to bracket carbon and climate change as "potential impacts" of uncertain consequence and limited relevance. It's relegated to a footnote in an appendix, basically.
|Climate Change: There's a consensus,|
but we're not actually going to factor it into our analysis
or try to do anything about it.
In 2035 we won't be looking at this map in quite the same way.
Here are the final policy recommendations.
|Housing pt 1|
|Housing, pt 2|
|Jobs, pt 1|
|Jobs, pt 2|
Establish one or more neighborhood or convenience shopping and service centers in West Salem, to provide retail and other services to people living in West Salem.Not enough attention is given to transportation in 2035 and underscoring the need for especially walkable development.
Until we are willing to look more closely at transportation and land-uses that serve it, which includes our voracious appetite for trip-end storage, aka parking, we will fight over other valuable public and private goods and fail to create the best Salem that we can.
It's true that "transportation" is the lens through which we look at things here, and you might think that this perspective flattens out things and yokes other stories reductively to a master narrative of "cars."
But we wouldn't be arguing over trees at the Blind School if it weren't for this.
|Today: It's about Parking more than Trees|
|May, 2013: Like downtown,|
we have a misallocation problem, not a total supply problem
Here's Portland's Climate Action Plan.
|Climate Action Plan for Comment|
|Chapter on Transportation - More biking|