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    Hillsboro Grow More Compact
    On of the most important ways to grow smart is to bring land uses closer together. One way to do this is by increasing density coupled with mixing uses. This reduces distances people have to drive, provides more transportation options, and makes walking, biking and transit trips more feasible. (Hillsboro)
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    Gresham Get Centered
    Strong centers are readily accessible to several modes of transportation. Centers enable drivers to park once and then accomplish several tasks on foot. (Gresham)
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    Albany Recycle Urban Land and Buildings
    Urban land and structures can be reused, or used more intensively, in three different ways: infill, redevelopment, and historic preservation. (Albany)
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    Lake Oswego Make Way for Pedestrians
    One reason we drive so much is that places we visit usually cater to cars. Such places welcome cars and drivers, emphasize parking and discourage walking. It doesn't have to be that way: Development can be done so as to serve pedestrians as well as cars. (Lake Oswego)
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