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Sustainable development -- Oregon -- Portland, Climatic changes, City planning -- Environmental aspects, Neighborhood planning -- Oregon -- Portland


The City of Portland and Multnomah County are developing new plans and policies to meet greenhouse gas reduction goals of 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. To meet these new steep reduction targets, actions will be needed at every level of society. While neighborhoods have historically received little attention as a means of addressing climate change, they are ideally suited to bring people together to bridge the gap between individual actions and higher level government policies. To help neighborhoods develop strategies and actions to address climate change, C-Change Consultants worked with the Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition to create a Neighborhood Climate Action Planning Handbook. Through the course of developing the Handbook, C-Change consultants found that southeast neighborhoods see taking collective action on climate change as a way to build stronger communities, save money, and increase neighborhood involvement. The Neighborhood Climate Action Planning Handbook features three main sections: a process section that includes various strategies for how neighborhoods can address climate change; an actions section that includes examples of successful projects that neighborhoods can use to reduce their carbon footprint; and an appendix that includes useful tools and resources neighborhoods can use as they move throughout the neighborhood climate action planning process. This project was conducted under the supervision of Sy Adler, Ethan Seltzer, Ellen Basset, and Vivek Shandas.


Client: Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition


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