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Disaster relief -- Oregon -- Portland, Emergency management -- Oregon -- Portland


On Solid Ground is a community disaster preparedness plan for the community that lives, works, and plays within the 12 neighborhoods that compose the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN), the client for this project. Through extensive research, public involvement, and a partnership with the Portland and Multnomah County Bureaus of Emergency Management, Terra Firma Planning provided recommendations for leveraging the unique characteristics of NECN to create a more resilient community. The team also created a virtual "toolkit" for NECN and its constituent neighborhoods to use to engage and educate people in creative ways, including a Disaster Preparedness Outreach Guide, Resources for Businesses and Organizations, Maps of Community Assets, and the S.A.C.K. Methodology for Emergency Communications Hubs. This project was conducted under the supervision of Ethan Seltzer and Gil Kelley.


Client: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods


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