Spatial Analysis & Data Visualization @ SFSU

Chapter 12 – Bringing it all together in the metro region
(Portland, Oregon)

Chapter 12 describes Portland Metro—the only elected regional body in the United States with planning and program operation powers—and how it uses a regional land information system to do regional planning. Chapter 12 is essential background for the student working on the culminating project for the module, which involves using Portland Metro data to analyze and develop policy regarding regional growth management, balancing the built and natural environments, providing transportation alternatives, and managing water resources in the Portland Metro area.