"Call it the invasion of the planning warriors from the north.
These migrants from the misty, "smart growth" mecca of Portland, Ore., seek not to ransack California's sunny capital, but to build loft-style apartments downtown, make the region an easier place to walk and relieve its traffic woes.
Although the evidence is strictly anecdotal, people working in the urban planning and building arenas say they've noticed a recent influx of people who've made their mark in Portland and now seek to do the same thing here."
- Urban-Growth Boundaries and Housing Affordability: Lessons from Portland (1999)
- Line in the Land: Urban-Growth Boundaries, Smart Growth, and Housing Affordability (1999)
- San Jose Demonstrates the Limits of Urban Growth Boundaries and Urban Rail (2003)