Linden Resiliency Hub Pilot
Columbus will experience two major climate changes in upcoming years—rising temperatures and increased precipitation. These changes pose risks to the health and quality of life of our community members and the residents and we must work together to become resilient. For years, our Public Safety, Public Health, and Neighborhoods teams have been working to grow strong and safe neighborhoods. Now AEP Ohio and Sustainable Columbus are teaming up with these groups to build upon this work by planning for and piloting a new concept in our community—Resilience Hubs.
The Pilot Resilience Hub in Columbus will be at the newly constructed Linden Recreation Center in Linden Park, opening Fall 2020.
What is a Resilience Hub?
A resilience hub is a community-serving facility (like an existing community center) at the neighborhood level that supports residents before, during and after a weather-related event (flooding, extreme heat event, etc.). Resilience Hubs are open year-round to provide residents with support services, to distribute resources, coordinate emergency management, improve community connectivity, and ultimately enhance the quality of life for residents within the neighborhood. The Hub’s goal is to revitalize the neighborhood while providing the resources residents need to enhance their own needs while also supporting and strengthening their neighborhood and neighbors.
Submit your Ideas
Submit ideas in what you’d like to see out of the Linden Resilience Hub in the form below: