the Portland Economic Development Strategy

In this paper, evaluate the Portland Economic Development Strategy as a guide for resilience in todays flatter and climate-challenged world. What specific challenges is Portland facing and what are its inherent strengths in meeting these? How do the components of its strategy match up with the resilience four strategies that are identified in the lecture and Chapter 14 of the textbook (include here reference to, and discussion of, specific actions and objectives that you feel are particularly relevant)? Do you think Portlands strategy serves as a model for other cities or is it too specific to Portland and its unique characteristics? Close with a general conclusion as to whether you think the strategy will actually make the Portland economy more resilient. (Suggestion: The website, Resilience Capacity Index and the optional reading Resilient regions may be helpful.) MORE LINKS THAT ARE HELPFUL: