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Sept. 20, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Greening Up A Portland Brownfield Site

Planners say the redevelopment of the 33-acre Zidell property on Portland's south waterfront offers an opportunity to test some green ideas on a large scale. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Land use, Sustainability, Green infrastructure, Stormwater

Jan. 10, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Depaving Portland: Will Your Driveway Be Next?

View Depaved! - Completed & Potential Future Sites in a larger map Continue reading →

Filed under: Land use, Sustainability, Water, Depave, Green infrastructure, Stormwater

Nov. 17, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

A guide to the "Emerald City" sewer system

Earlier this week, I reported on a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council on how Portland, Seattle and other cities are directing rain water into living plants – on rooftops, along roadways, and in backyards – instead of sewer pipes. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Green infrastructure, Natural Resource Defense Council

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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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