Projects

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COMMUNITY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


The vitality of our communities relies on economic opportunities and strong local services. The CSC works to enhance this vitality by engaging communities, businesses, trade associations, and nonprofit partners in planning for vibrant, sustainable local economies.

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PARKS, RECREATION & OPEN SPACES


Public recreational spaces provide opportunities for a more active lifestyles and a healthy environment. The CSC partners with communities and park districts across the state to develop parks and open space plans that will best serve residents and visitors.

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NATURAL HAZARDS & COMMUNITY RESILIENCE


Communities are threatened by numerous hazards, from chronic floods and storms to potentially catastrophic earthquakes and tsunamis. The CSC helps local governments plan ahead for such events, reducing their impact and speeding recovery.

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT


Engaging people in planning and public policy is central to the democratic process. The CSC assists communities in developing appropriate strategies to engage people in planning and public policy issues.

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TRANSPORTATION


As technology, policy and resources shift, so must our strategies for transporting people and goods. The CSC develops plans to expand and enhance transportation systems to include more sustainable options.

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FOOD SYSTEMS


Food is an essential need for communities, and the systems that generate and distribute that food are becoming increasingly complicated.
The CSC brings expertise to planning for food systems that serve the needs of local communities innovatively and sustainably.

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NATURAL RESOURCES


Oregon’s unique natural resources are important for local economies and quality of life. The CSC works with communities to develop strategies for sustainable use and conservation of natural resources.

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EQUITY &  HUMAN RIGHTS


Communities are responsible for serving all residents equitably. The CSC designs projects to incorporate public input and address human rights issues directly.