Posts Tagged: land use

Lay of the Land (Use)

Land is identity.  “I’m from the coast.” “I own a farm.” “My family have been ranchers for five generations.” Our sense of ourselves is integrated with the way we own and use land. Land is wealth. Those who own and control land may perpetuate generations of wealth—or conversely, landlessness may perpetuate poverty. Land is equity…. Read more »

Equity Missing in Oregon Land Use Laws

Time and time again, vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in Oregon have been disproportionately impacted by poor land-use decisions. Often these decisions are made without input or consent from the people poised to bear the brunt of their impact. It is precisely this structural inequality Beyond Toxics seeks to address through their promotion of HB 2488… Read more »