Resilience

Capacity to recover & adapt quickly

  • Strategy

    Develop a resiliency master plan to guide governing agencies and services.

    Actions:


    Complete and implement a county-wide Resiliency Master Plan. More details

    Department of Metropolitan Development

    25%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2017

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2018

    Status update:

    March 14, 2018: The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with DMD, is launching the resiliency master planning process in 2018, known as Thrive Indianapolis. The plan is expected to include a greenhouse gas inventory, a climate action plan, a solid waste analysis, and an update to the FEMA-required Marion County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

  • Strategy

    Incentivize and reinforce sustainability/livability in the private sector.

    Actions:


    Identify ways to make “invisible” things “visible” through real time reporting on local health indicators (IndyVitals). More details

    Department of Metropolitan Development

    100%

    Start Date:

    July 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    March 14, 2018: The IndyVitals data platform was launched in the fall of 2016 and includes more than 50 variables measuring the health of neighborhood areas across Indianapolis. It received a national Exemplary Systems in Government Award in 2017 from the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and was also named a finalist for the local TechPoint Mira Awards in 2017.

  • Project:

    IMCPL Strategic Plan – Resilience

    http://www.imcpl.org/strategicplan/

    From the economic renewal potential of library development projects, to the provision of public space in a privatizing world, to targeting services for immigrants and the homeless, to crisis management during natural disasters, public libraries have shown themselves capable of contributing to community resiliency–that is, the ability of a community to respond effectively to stressors and challenging circumstances.

    To play a role in community resiliency, libraries need to thoughtfully and intentionally develop the significant library-based services that will serve user needs. Intentionality is the imperative when libraries set out to play a significant role in the lives of their communities.

    The new Strategic Plan of the Indianapolis Public Library is a community driven roadmap for contributing to the growth and prosperity of our city. The Public Library used a modified “quality of life model” for driving community sustainability as individuals and groups within our community helped develop the Library’s Strategic Plan. They have aligned Library strategy to the goals of other community organizations with a similar focus, such as workforce development and education. Strategies and accompanying actions were developed to optimize our value to the community.

    The result is a five year plan that contributes to urban resiliency through strategic and sustainable geographic distribution of Library branches, creation of workforce readiness programs for the unemployed and underemployed, work to increase the literacy levels of all citizens including immigrants, provide trusted online government resources, connect residents to our sister government agencies on practical matters and help the economically and socially disadvantaged to navigate the information world.