using interlinked Web pages?
|Some kind of Web
ring structure of web sites should prove very useful
for community web sites and community issues. In a Web ring, sites
are linked to each other because of some common interest. It's the
hyperlink that makes the World Wide Web a web, and we can design structures
of hyperlinks to make clever communication systems unlike anything that
existed before the Internet.
We want community and we want independence.
We want ideas and we want controversial ideas examined from independent
viewpoints. We want the shared knowledge and ideas of the community
The Internet is now available to almost
everbody (use the Library if no computer at home), and it has flexibility
we've barely begun to explore. Some Southwest Neighborhoods Inc (SWNI)
committees are exploring ways to use the Internet for community preparedness.
Let's explore together.
two pages were prepared for the SWNI Emergency Preparedness Committee:
"Nature is full
of traps for the beast that cannot learn."
due a big one. . .
man-made. . .
Ice storm we've
had some doozies. . .
have some big ones . . .
1996. . .
live in a forested city . . .
why Portland?. . .
the possibilities are sweeping . . .
WA lost a shopping mall roof to one. . .
SW Emergency Preparedness
Web site Link]
in SW Portland
Getting to know more about
the community by walking.
of Southwest Portland (and Forest Park)
|NET teams need to know
as much as they can about the various streets, trails, stairs, etc which
give access the the neighborhood. There's a lot of connectivity that
can help when trees and power lines block the ways.
Block watches, too, benefit from such familiarity.
Since walking through Portland can be especially
enjoyable, NET's and block watches--and why not other groups?--should occasionally
take a healthful stroll through the neighborhood. We've found new
candidates for NET training this way, too.
Look for pedestrian connections: stairs,
trails, paths, etc. which give the person on foot or bike a big advantage.
|This web site has accurate and complete
maps of SW Portland. Similarly corrected and augmented maps for the
rest of the Portland area would be desirable. While the accuracy
of the maps from Map Quest, Yahoo, and Google are considerably better than
the printed maps available, they still don't have the pedestrian additions.
It's easy to produce the more-detailed
maps you see here. It should be easy to find people through the city
who could locate the details (and needed corrections), and probably not
much harder to find people who can make the corrections, and post to the
Web, maps for the rest of the city.
We hope you will
even if you don't have a