Resilient by Design Challenge

Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge is a collaborative research and design project that will brings together local residents, public officials and local, national and international experts to develop innovative solutions to the issues brought on by climate change that our region faces today. 

In a yearlong challenge, teams of engineers, architects, designers and other experts will work alongside community members to identify critical areas throughout the Bay Area and propose exciting, new, community-based solutions that will strengthen our region’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes. 

The result will be 10 new implementable projects that offer an imaginative approach to resilience by not just taking on protecting our shoreline, but by seizing the critical need to address climate change as an opportunity to bring about a stronger, safer Bay for everyone to enjoy.

                 Shira Bezalel, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Bay Area Innovation

The Bay Area is often looked to as the most innovative region in the world, and the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge will harness that same spirit. 

Coupled with our region’s constant drive for progress, the challenge will lay the groundwork to continue building preparedness and resilience critical to the Bay’s future and our communities’ quality of life. Resilient by Design projects will consider and address a wide range of issues like increasing shoreline access, addressing housing and economic disparities, preserving the health of the bay and protecting our communities.

               Shira Bezalel, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Get Involved

Resilient by Design will launch an open call for Design Teams and community members to take part in the challenge starting on May 31, 2017. Sign up here to get involved and stay informed.

               Shira Bezalel, San Francisco Estuary Institute