Toolkits + Guides

Neighborhood Climate Action Planning Handbook

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Categories: Built Environment, Climate Protection, Community, Engagement, Governance, Performance, Resilience, Resource Restoration, Roadmap

By: Portland State University

Developed by Portland State University, this handbook details climate action strategies to help neighborhoods reduce carbon footprint and fossil fuel dependency. While primarily focused on planning for Southeast Portland, OR Neighborhoods, this tool is certainly applicable to any neighborhood planner or advocate that is looking to bring the community together to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. This guide highlights how to develop neighborhood level plans for climate related topics such as building and energy use, land use, mobility, waste, urban forestry, stormwater management, and food. The tool discusses steps to tackle these areas: climate education and outreach strategies, neighborhood visioning and goal setting, community organizing, developing an action plan, and measuring progress.