Alexis Biddle is the Great Communities Program Director for 1000 Friends of Oregon who’s mission is to work with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas.
Alexis works on issues like housing, transportation, infrastructure, and more, in towns and cities outside of the Portland Metro region. Based in Eugene, he travels the state to work with residents, city planners, and local decision-makers to ensure that Oregon’s urban and rural communities are not just livable, but thriving. Alexis holds a master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning as well as a law degree from the University of Oregon.
You’re going to learn today how he discovered his interest in land use – when he witnessed great social inequity while he was putting himself through law school as a taxi driver. Since then, he has worked with transit districts, city and state planning departments, and as a transportation consultant. His position with 1000 Friends has allowed him to complete his passion and work on both land use and transportation to serve all residents of communities across the state.
We talked about the risk of loss of farmland, and how he and the team at 1000 Friends of Oregon use policy and litigation to manage growth. We’ll learn about middle housing to control climate change and encourage economic mobility. Alexis also speaks to what makes the public input process more engaging. Great stuff whether you’re in conservation or a concerned citizen. So with that, let’s listen in and gear up for what’s next.
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