landscape architecture HOME
Subscribe | Magazine Index | Advertise | Subscribe | Search | Contact Us | FAQs
Land Matters
Product Profiles
American Society of Landscape Architects


Civil Engineering
Murase's design makes Portland's new rail line sing.
By Mark Hinshaw

Portland, Oregon, has long been known for its innovative investments in urban transportation. A few decades ago, the city ripped out a wide, ugly roadway along the Willamette River and replaced it with Tom McCall Park, a sweeping and splendid public commons that has become a collective "front yard" for the citizenry.

A bit later, Portland declined federal funds to built an expressway to the eastern reaches of the city, instead requesting and receiving money to fund a light-rail line in the same general alignment. It went on to rebuild two of its primary downtown streets into gorgeous transit malls that link a host of destinations within the central city.

…To read the entire article, subscribe to LAM!

What's New | LAND | Annual Meeting
Product Profiles & Directory
ASLA Online



636 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3736 Telephone: 202-898-2444 • Fax: 202-898-1185
©2002 American Society of Landscape Architects. All Rights Reserved.