The City of Portlandís land-use success is attributed to the Urban Growth Boundaries (UGB) instituted in the late 1970ís under Governor McCall. The UGB draws a tight zoning band around the city, reducing sprawl and promoting high density and infill development.
Wall Street Journal, 1995
Vermont-based Whole Systems Design develops properties that integrate buildings, grow food, respond to the local climate, and save money by being low-maintenance, making them the epitome of putting land to productive use. Founder, Ben Falk, is realizing his vision on educational campuses and non-profit owned land, seeing state and privately owned land converted to productive use.
Fast Company, 4/2008