The reports on this page provide significant background information and data that was used in the findings and topics being reviewed in the Portland Plan. The first file listed under each report photo is the full background report for the topic. The Overview file provides some background, key findings, and recommendations; and the Snapshot is a one page brief that captures the essence of the specific background report.
Based on community input and technical review, some of the background reports have been revised and updated to more accurately reflect the existing conditions within the city. The Planning and Sustainability Commission will hold hearings on the revised background reports, and the entire set will go before City Council in early 2012.
Reports to Incorporate by Reference
These reports were produced by non-city organizations, but include useful and important information that staff will refer to when developing recommendations.
Native American Youth and Family Center
A review of broadband internet transitions and policy from around the world – Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University
Co-beneficial Planning for Communities and Ecosystems – Climate Leadership Initiative for Sustainable Environment, University of Oregon and National Center for Conservation Science and Policy
Urban League of Portland