Are We Ready? Survey on Northridge Resiliency Indicators
CSUN Master of Urban Planning program is currently preparing a resiliency plan for Northridge and we would like to gather your thoughts on what is most important to you in your community. Only one member of the household should reply to this survey. This survey should only take 4-5 minutes to complete. Please respond to this survey before November 15, 2017.


A stakeholder workshop will be held on Wednesday the 15th, 6:00 to 7:30

At Ernie’s Restaurant,  9250 Reseda Blvd,  Northridge CA 91324


Are We Ready? Survey on Northridge Resiliency Indicators

You are being asked to participate in an online survey. Are We Ready? Survey on Northridge Resiliency Indicators, is a survey conducted by the research team listed below as part of the requirement for the M.A. degree in Urban Planning. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Please read the information below and ask questions about anything that you do not understand before deciding if you want to participate. A researcher listed below will be available to answer your questions.

Researchers: Allan Sanchez, Angella Tai, Antonino Patti, Bardo Osorio, George Peraza, Joel Rodriguez-Torres, Jon Mijat, Jose Quintanilla, Karen Chavez, Karen Hwang, Kimberly Knabel, Molivann Phlong, Philip Neumann, Stephany Perez, Tsui Yin Chu.

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Faculty Advisor: Zeynep Toker, Ph.D.
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
CSU Northridge,
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8259

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the importance and/or relevance of various indicators of urban resilience to the residents of Northridge. The indicators are: Energy, Water, Environmental Concerns, Traffic Safety, Transportation, Street Character and Walkability, Infrastructure, Surface Analysis, Food, Health and Education, Crime and Safety, Businesses, Community Network, Planning Efforts, and Housing.

Inclusion Requirements
You are eligible to participate in this study if you are at least 18 years of age or older and live within one of Northridge’s three neighborhood councils (Northridge South, Northridge East, or Northridge West).

If you accept to participate, you will be asked to complete an online survey.

This study involves no more than minimal risk. There are no known harms or discomforts associated with this study beyond those encountered in normal daily life.

Subject Benefits
This survey may or may not have any tangible benefits to the participant.

Benefits to Society or Others
The potential benefits for the research team may be:

1. Help understand what the citizens of Northridge think regarding the fifteen abovementioned indicators.
2. This project will provide data that may be used in the future for potential ways to make Northridge resilient during and after times of crises, as well as data that may be used in the future to prevent crises from occurring in Northridge.

Compensation for Participation
There is no compensation for participation in this study.

There are no costs to participate in this study.

You are free to withdraw from this study at any time.

Subject Identifiable Data
No names or identifiable information will be attributed to any information gathered.

Data Storage, Access, and Retention
All data (survey responses) will be stored on the Faculty Advisor’s password protected computer in her locked campus office. All data will be accessible to student investigators and faculty investigators listed on the protocol for research purposes. Data will be deleted after 5 years.

Mandated Reporting
Under California law, the researchers are required to report known or reasonably suspected incidents of abuse or neglect of a child, dependent adult or elder, including, but not limited to, physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse or neglect. If any researcher has or is given such information, he or she may be required to report it to the authorities.

If you have any comments, concerns, or questions regarding the conduct of THIS research please contact the research team listed on the first page of this form.

If you have concerns or complaints about the research study, research team, or questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the Research and Sponsored Projects, 18111 Nordhoff Street, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA 91330-8232, or phone 818-677-2901.

Participation in this study is voluntary. You may discontinue your involvement at any time. Your decision will not affect your relationship with California State University, Northridge. By continuing in this study, you acknowledge that you have read the information in this information form and have had a chance to ask any questions that you have about the study. Clicking “I agree” below indicates that you have read the information in this consent form and have had a chance to ask any questions that you have about the study.

The nature and purpose of this research have been sufficiently explained and I agree to participate in this study. I understand that I am free to withdraw at any time without incurring any penalty.