Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Green Home Tour and Robert Moses Highway Plan

Here's a couple of happier notes - anodyne and necessary after the dismal council decision on Monday.

It's time again for the Willamette Valley Green + Solar Home Tour! The best part? Rational pricing! Bikes are free.
Saturday October 3rd, 2009, 9am-4pm

Willamette Valley Green+Solar Home Tour

Visit with homeowners, green builders, contractors and architects that have incorporated green and solar techniques & technologies into new and newly remodeled homes around Salem. Check out a 1,500sqft greenroof, a German Passive Haus certified home under construction, and a solar hot water system that provides hot water year round. For more information, visit the Pringle Creek Events Calendar.

Tour starts at Painter's Hall
Pringle Creek Community
1831 Village Center Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302

Buy your ticket that day of event.
Cost: $15 per car
-- carpooling encouraged. Bicyclists free!

And for some history that informs our current situation, over at The Mercury, Sarah Mirk has posted links to Robert Moses' highway plan for Portland. Fortunately, most of it didn't get built. For proponents of a new highway-style bridge over the Willamette it should be required reading. Perhaps they should also read Wrestling with Moses. We need us some Jane right now.

Update: Bob tells us the origin of the report!
A colleague discovered a well preserved copy in a Lincoln City bookstore a couple of years back and graciously agreed to let me make a copy.

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