Changing Face Of America: Legislating Community

Guest: Vera Katz Mayor Portland Robert Liberty Executive Director of 1,000 Friends of Oregon (non-profit group working for smart growth) Randall O'toole Senior Economist, Thoreau Institute (environmental think tank) Lifelong citizen of Oregon Portland, Oregon prides itself on maintaining a strong sense of community through building laws and rigorous city planning. But can a community be legislated without infringing on personal freedom? As part of our Changing Face of America series, join Juan Williams and guests in Portland for a discussion about how we can foster a sense of community in American cities.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from