Equity and the Portland Plan

During Phase One of the Portland Plan, many Portlanders told us that equity is important to our community’s future. So in Phase Two we will look at addressing equity issues in all nine of the Portland Plan action areas.


As we move forward with the Portland Plan, we will be discussing equity in greater depth and applying its principles to each of the objectives that we pursue.

For more information about equity, please visit the following:

Coalition of Communities of Color (Powerpoint presentation)

Coalition of community organizations that worked for two years to provide this data about six communities of color.

Coalition for a Livable Future Equity Atlas

100 diverse organizations and hundreds of individuals to promote healthy and sustainable communities.


Vision Into Action

City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative

King County Equity Report (PDF)

Crossroads Charlotte Individual Initiative Scorecard for Organizations Scorecard Overview

Evaluating Transportation Equity, Victoria BC (PDF)

Transportation Equity and Public Participation, Pittsburg, PA

U.S. Dept of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration


Oregon Center for Public Policy: Who's Getting Ahead? (PDF)

Report Card on Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, March 2008 (PDF)

Speak Out Survey 2009: Measuring Health and Wellness among Portland’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Genderqueer, and Intersex Communities - Final Report March 2010 (PDF)

The World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities Project (PDF)

Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services 2008 Community Needs Survey (Word document)

Regional Equity Atlas

Making the Invisible Visible (PDF)

The State of Black Oregon

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Equity Video

Why Does Equity Matter?
Created for the Portland Plan on equity in the City of Portland. Produced by the Office of Mayor Sam Adams and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability in Portland, Oregon.
Recent Articles About Equity
Further Reading - PDF Document
The Health of Oregonians With Disabilities Chartbook - Excerpted from: Oregon Office on Disability and Health. (2010). Disability in Oregon: 2010 Annual Report on the Health of Oregonians with Disabilities.
Equity and The Portland Plan - By Judith Mowry from Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement and director of the Restorative Listening Project.