As a member of the Baltimore City Resiliency Hub Advisory Committee (a pilot project of the Office of Sustainability), I am lending my expertise to help create four pilot hub sites in Baltimore. A resiliency hub consists of a building or set of buildings and neighboring outdoor space that will provide shelter, backup electricity, access to fresh water, and access to resources such as food, ice, and charging stations in the event of an emergency. Each location is in a different part of Baltimore and is meant to bring people together for planning and during natural or man made hazards that threaten their community. Let's face it, if we know our neighbors, we are more likely to look after their best interests in case of an unfortunate event. The intent of resiliency hubs is to engage residents and businesses on steps they can take to respond before, during, and after events; and serves to connect members of the community to the resources necessary to prepare for and withstand the impacts from any hazard event. Until resiliency hubs are placed in every neighborhood across the country, make sure you know who your neighbors are -- you may need there help some day. Check out the Baltimore City Office of Sustainability website for information on the City's climate and resilience plans and projects.