Lara and Acey Awarded Columbus Foundation Grant for Linden Village Proposal


KSA Assistant Professors Jesus Lara and Charisma Acey, and Construction Systems Management Assistant Professor Victoria Chen, have been awarded a grant from The Columbus Foundation in support of their proposal to create a comprehensive local redevelopment plan with the Greater Linden Development Corporation, Linden McKinley STEM High School, and community members. The project will develop increased knowledge of green building designs and sustainable community development practices for the Linden community, and provide real-life educational experiences for high school students.

This $12,100 grant allows Lara, Acey and Chen to continue a Linden Village project that last year received a separate $54,000 grant from the Office of Outreach and Engagement at OSU. In announcing support for the project, the Foundation pointed to the substantial contributions that KSA and OSU students have made to it: “The quality of work Ohio State University students have completed in collaboration with current neighborhood development challenges in the Weinland Park neighborhood has been impressive.”

Read more about Sustainable Futures for Linden Village on the Office of University Outreach and Engagement site.

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