Regional Transportation and Land Use Decision Making

An interdisciplinary team from Portland State University’s National Policy Consensus Center, Oregon Consensus, and the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon conducted a study in 2010 examining the mechanisms for integrating land use and transportation in metropolitan regions and assessing these arrangements based on current practice and future potential.  The four case study regions were: Portland, Oregon; Puget Sound, WA; San Diego, CA, and Denver, CO. The methods used in this study included a research forum held in Portland, Oregon, to share findings, discuss implications, identify lessons learned and develop best practices. The Forum was funded by the Federal Highway Administration STEP Research Program, the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC) the Oregon Department of Transportation, the University of Oregon and Portland State University.

Final Report (PDF)