This podcast covers transit policy and urban planning in Portland, Oregon, and the resulting improvements in both the environment and livability for its residents. Portland is a city that successfully implemented a plan for transit-oriented development. Its urban planners made the public domain more appealing and accessible by emphasizing density and pedestrian travel. These transit policies are credited with spurring urban rejuvenation in Portland and many cities, while slowing the postwar dominance of the suburbs.
“e²: the economies of being environmentally conscious” is an ongoing PBS documentary series about solutions to the world’s most pervasive environmental challenges. The latest addition to the series – “e² transport” – examines transportation alternatives and urban planning in cities around the world. Check your local PBS listings for television broadcast dates in your area.
The “e²” series and its video podcasts are produced by kontentreal, and distributed within the United States by PBS. More information is available at http://www.pbs.org/e2/ and http://www.e2-series.com/