Resilient by DesigN | Bay Area Challenge
A year-long collaborative design challenge bringing together local residents, public officials and local, national and international experts to develop 10 innovative community-based solutions that will strengthen our region’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes.
You are cordially invited to join Resilient By Design | Bay Area Challenge in the City of East Palo Alto for an evening of BBQ and a chance to talk to the cohort of Design Teams. We’ll be joined by Acterra, Youth United for Community Action (YUCA), the City of East Palo Alto, East Palo Alto Mayor Larry Moody, San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine and The Office of Sustainability of San Mateo County, Facebook and community leaders, faith based leaders, city elected officials, youth leaders and residents around how sea level rise is impacting communities in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven.
New research findings on sea level rise for SF Bay and California!
RISeR SF Bay Project WEBINAR - presented by the Climate Readiness Institute
Featuring... Mark Stacey (Berkeley) — Exciting new findings for SF Bay — regional impacts of local actions; Mark Lubell (Davis) — The Governance Gap plus new Bay Area polling data; Patrick Barnard (USGS) — The Very Latest Science News on sea level rise
Please join Working Partnerships USA in partnership with the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge for an expert panel and community discussion on climate resilience to sea level rise in low-income neighborhoods. We’ll explore Alviso as a site vulnerable to sea-level rise, examine the impact of families with low socioeconomic status in creating climate resilience, and underline ongoing efforts to address the current and future needs of low-income, immigrant, and other vulnerable communities in face of climate change.
The Bay Area is vulnerable not just to sea level rise, but a host of other natural hazards, including earthquakes. Key infrastructure all along the bay, as well as the communities they serve, are particularly vulnerable to the combined impacts of climate change and active faults. Only through a holistic understanding of the interactions between our natural and built environments, as well as between engineering and policy interventions, can we best increase the resilience of our communities.
Join us at the 2017 National Bioneers Conference this Oct. 20-22 in the Bay Area for a Revolution from the Heart of Nature. Amanda Brown-Stevens, Managing Director of Resilient by Design will be speaking on a panel about Cities, Regions, and Civil Society Leading on Climate Change at this gathering of visionary leaders in climate, biomimicry, indigenous knowledge, gender equity and more.
Register for #Bioneers2017 today with a 20% Speaker Network discount: http://bit.ly/2xbgezk (Promo code: SpeakerNetwork)
SAVE THE DATE: Design Opportunities Public Presentation
This fall, our Design Team cohort will be touring different sites around the Bay shoreline. They will learn about current projects and challenges as well as potential sites to use in the Challenge. Our Design Team cohort will then prepare 3-5 Design Opportunities and publicly present them on November 15th. Join us to learn more about the Design Opportunities and how Teams are synthesizing information garnered during the research phase into innovative designs.
Dispatches from the Challenge
Growing up in Houston, I got used to watching the waters rise. I remember the bayou less than 1000 feet from my house flooding over its banks multiple times...
Click here to watch the SFEI Briefing to the Design Team Cohort at the Exploratorium during the Collaborative Research Phase's first week of research tours.
While the world continues to look to CA for leadership and innovation in solving the climate crisis, Resilient by Design builds upon the Rebuild by Design concept in New York - taking it to the next level by preparing for disaster before it happens.
Trying to predict the future of our baylands could seem foolhardy given uncertainty in climate change, ecological “tipping points,” and how people prepare for these changes. Despite this, the region’s shoreline will be transformed in response to climate change and a growing human population. As we plan for the future, we must consider how to manage this transformation for people and wildlife, minimizing negative impacts and maximizing benefits.
Resilient by Design is excited to partner with the UC Berkeley Center for Cities+Schools (CC+S) through the evidence-based Y-PLAN educational methodology and to be involved in the collaborative effort to create a unified vision for a resilient future for the Bay Area.
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