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.
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Dispatches from the Challenge
As we transition from the Collaborative Research Phase to the Collaborative Design Phase, we thought we’d take this moment to reflect back on Challenge progress since the Challenge Launch in May.
At the San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP), we collaborate with partners from all levels of government, non-profits, scientists, and increasingly community advocates. This work is guided by the Estuary Blueprint--the overall plan for protecting, conserving, and restoring water quality and habitats.
An interview with Angela Tovar of The POINT in Hunts Point, Bronx, NYC. The Hunts Point Lifelines proposal outlines four “Lifelines” that demonstrate a working waterfront that could be replicated in maritime industrial areas across the region.
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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