Recent Publications

What Can Be Learned from Portland’s Smart Growth Experience?

John Charles | February 10, 2016
The annual “New Partners for Smart Growth” conference opens in Portland on Thursday, February 11. “Smart Growth” refers to an amorphous planning theory favoring (or ...  read more

Not One Dollar More

John Charles | February 3, 2016
The State of Oregon will sell 84,000 acres of the Elliott State Forest by March 2017, in order to make money for public schools. However, ...  read more

Electric Utilities Should Call the Bluff of Green Radicals

John Charles | January 13, 2016
Two committees of the Oregon Legislature will hear presentations this week on a legislative proposal to eliminate the use of coal in Oregon’s electricity grid ...  read more
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Video

Event Video – Aging Roads? New Ideas!

| May 8, 2015
Cascade welcomed transportation expert Adrian Moore, Ph.D., Vice President of Policy for Reason Foundation, at a special event at Multnomah Athletic Club on April 29, ... read more

Forum on the Future of America’s Transportation Infrastructure

John Charles | September 11, 2014
Cascade president and CEO John Charles  presented on the demise of the highway trust fund at a Portland town forum on August 4, 2014. The forum, sponsored ... read more

John Charles discusses the dangers of the Metro regional government

John Charles | February 19, 2014
In December 2013, Cascade President and CEO John A. Charles spoke to the Clackamas County Americans for Prosperity group about the dangers of the Metro ... read more

John Charles Debates Tigard’s Light Rail Ballot Measure

John Charles | February 17, 2014
During January’s Tigard Initiative Public Forum, John Charles debated a Tigard City Counselor on the merits of the Tigard ballot measure that would place restraints ... read more
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Audio

Mysteries of Tilikum Crossing

Portland’s newest bridge over the Willamette River, Tilikum Crossing, has a few puzzling design features. Apparently, a barrier down the middle of the bridge means ... read more

Time to “Uberize” the Transportation Economy

This week marks the beginning of a 120-day “pilot project” by the City of Portland to allow private car-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft ... read more
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