Wild in the City, Exploring The Intertwine
Town and country must be married, and out of this joyous union will spring a new hope, a new life, a new civilization
Ebenezer Howard, Greenways For America, Charles E. Little, 1990
Ross Island Vision Team: Envisioning Ross Island
The Institute has produced, with its partners at the Willamette Riverkeeper, Audubon Society of Portland, Greenworks, and other architects and landscape architects, a plan for Ross Island, Envisioning Ross Island (PDF), which lays out scenarios for how Ross and its sister islands Hardtack, East and Toe, might be managed as a unit with the Holgate Channel and the 160-acre, city-owned Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge as an urban wildlife refuge complex, public natural area park, and place to contemplate nature in the heart of downtown Portland.