|The Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) legislation was passed in 1973, mandating every city within the state have an active UGB separating rural and urban land with different development restrictions1. The UGB legislation was based on the desire to reduce urban sprawl; promoting efficient use of land and infrastructure, protecting the beauty of nature, addressing the decline in rural scenery, and urban expansion into forest, farm, and environmentally sensitive lands1. The UGB was intended to be flexible and is analyzed and adjusted every five years for 20-year development needs of residential, industrial and commercial lands as well as employment opportunities1.||Urban Growth Boundary / Límite de Crecer Urbano Translation Needed
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1. Metro Regional Government (2009) Urban Growth Boundary. Available at www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=277 (accessed July 2009).