Grandview-Woodlands Block Level Resiliency Toolkit

A people-based approach to resiliency and emergency preparedness.




Applied Planning


APPL 5230: Social Planning & Community Development


  • Kathryn Nairne

City of Vancouver:

  • Katia Tynan

Student Team:

  • Jacob Cramer
  • Coreen Alexander
  • Dawn Dickinson
  • Lindsay McAlpine
  • Danielle Twist


  • Healthy City Strategy

City goal area:

  • Cultivating Connections


Our project is a toolkit that has templates, surveys, lists and ideas to get the community and blocks more connected and resilient. The problem we are trying to solve is how to make residents more connected within the blocks and to prepare the community better in case of an emergency event. Our toolkit is helping to solve these problems by giving the residents different tools and ideas that they may use to help the community themselves. We have learned during this process how to work with a community to create a people friendly product they can use for multiple block and residents types.

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