WE CAN Viewpoint in Register Guard

Community must create livable neighborhoods

WE CAN members contributed a Guest Viewpoint to the Register Guard, regarding the need to plan for growth in order to increase affordable housing, reduce our impact on the climate, and enhance our neighborhoods.

Eugene is at a crossroads. We can refuse to plan for how our community will grow and develop, and reject the ideas that have been proposed about how to meet our future needs. We can pretend that if we don’t build it, they won’t come... Or we can come together, as a community, to build upon the work that has been done in the Envision Eugene and South Willamette processes, to determine how we are going to meet the challenges of the future in a way that increases livability, sustainability and equality.
— Eliza Kashinsky, Seth Sadofsky, and Jennifer Smith, WE CAN