Deborah Howe

Deborah Howe, FAICP, taught at Portland State University for over two decades before her current appointment as Community and Regional Planning Professor and Department Chair at Temple University. Her research and professional interests include growth management, land use innovations, and livable communities. She previously served as President of the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association and as co-editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine since 1998. 

Author's Entries

  • 1000 Friends of Oregon

    1000 Friends of Oregon was founded in 1975 by Governor Tom McCall and attorney Henry Richmond as a nonprofit watchdog organization advocating for and ensuring adherence to Senate Bill 100, Oregon’s recently adopted land-use law. Richmond was the first executive director, followed by Robert Liberty, Bob Stacey, and Jason …

    Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC)

    In 1973, Oregon Senate Bill 100 established the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC), with policy and administrative oversight of the state-mandated land-use planning program. LCDC executes its responsibilities by developing administrative rules, participating in the judicial process, providing technical assistance, collecting data, and facilitating studies. The commission’s work …

    Oregon Encyclopedia